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icedance

Gardened all my life and have been working in horticulture since 2003, love plants and music among other things.

Magnolia x soulangeana

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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icedance

My #pink I did tell her snow and high winds are on the way, but she's decided to perform anyway.

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ukjohnny

wow!!! that's fantastic.. Magnolias are my favourite shrubs, mine flowers from mid April outside my front window...and an amazing sight when in full bloom Sam 🙂

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icedance

Yours sounds more sensible than mine John, April a safer bet to hold onto the blooms 👍 this is outside my kitchen window and a stunning accompaniment to the washing up 😍 @ukjohnny

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Absolutely fabulous #pink 💗

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lesliecole49

Wow, that's going to be stunning! They are at about the same stage around here.

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ukjohnny

absolutely 😀

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icedance

Thank you Elaine and Leslie hopefully she'll survive the weather, interesting to know yours are doing this to over there Leslie @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @lesliecole49

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valjones-hughes

Beautiful Sam

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lesliecole49

We've had it all from frosts to floods to tornado warnings this week. I know my flowering trees have suffered. I hope it hasn't ruined too many early spring bloomers.

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icedance

Ooh makes our weather sound positively tame Leslie ! Hope things calm down soon and spring can continue to 'sprung' 🤞 @lesliecole49

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suerichards

Beautiful, mine is in the shade so it’s only just budding 💕

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icedance

Hopefully the worst of the wind will be over by the time yours comes out Sue , mine got overexcited by the mini summer we had a couple of weeks ago 🙈🌞 @suerichards

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2018
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icedance

Good morning 🖐️ This is why I have a love/hate relationship with the Magnolia 🙈💓 these leaves are so big and tough !

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pauline33

Morning Sam 😊I feel the same with my Rhododendrons but there both worth it for the lovely flowers 🤗🌸🌸🌸

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icedance

It's true Pauline 🌸🌸 they are beautiful , off to get the rake out 🙂 @pauline33

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grandmagizzy

Lovely. Have put wallflowers and tulips under my magnolia but it’s losing the plot has buds on it already 😱

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jacaranda

Hi Sam. Lovely to see one of your photos again 😍 I feel the same about the leaves on our walnut tree. They’re huge but at least they’re not tough. Have a great Friday 😘 @icedance

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icedance

Thank you Christine, I've got Tulips under mine now as well, your combination will look lovely 😍 one of the things I love is the silver buds over winter , don't worry not losing the plot just doing what it should 👍 @grandmagizzy

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icedance

Aaaw thank you Barbara, lovely to hear from you 😘 new phone so sharper pics now 🙂 have a great Friday and weekend to come X @jacaranda

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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icedance

Oh dear first time this has happened 😱 poor little flower knocked to the ground by the wind 💨 but a chance to appreciate it close up 🌸

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titchyfra

😳 it is beautiful , bloomin wind 😑

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icedance

Yes @titchyfra naughty 💨 I've popped it in a shot glass .. is that wrong ?!😉

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rachelbrooks

Not unless you're going to drink it Sam! 🙈 aren't they beautiful?! 🌸💕

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icedance

😂😂@rachelbrooks they r even more stunning close up 🌸💕

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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icedance

We have lift off 👍🙂🌸

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elsie

I love Magnolia 😊

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icedance

Me too Maria @elsie just hope the frost is kind to it this year 🤞❄️

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elsie

My neighbour used to have one which I could admire from my front window but they cut it down and gravelled their entire front garden!!!!! 🙁

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icedance

Oh dear @elsie I am slightly embarrassed to say we had one at the front too and we have gravelled over but in our defence it was too large and coupled with the 60 + ft Beech at the end of the drive we were clearing up leaves and petals all year round, we now have a large raised bed and a border at the side and the drive is now permeable and the neighbours can still appreciate the one at the back 🙂

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elsie

@icedance everyone does what best suits them 😊and I was just being selfish as I can't see it now lol

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Hawick1514

#magnolia

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pelly

I love it when the Magnolia's start to flower. I don't have one but there are quite a few around me. 💟💝💟

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columbiariver

Lovely Sam! A beauty.

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icedance

Not at all @elsie we were sorry to see it go but one was enough 🙂

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icedance

Thanks Laura @columbiariver and yes Jane @pelly you know we're on the home straight when they are out, we have quite a few on the village they seem to like it here 🌸👍🙂

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angiecrazycatlady

Beautiful 😄

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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icedance

This is when I love ❤️ my Magnolia the most 😘

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susieg

That looks bewitching 🤗

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icedance

Aha my inner witch enjoys its ghostly form 👻🔮Susie @Susieg

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pelly

Beautifu Sam @icedance 😊😊

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susieg

Me too Sam 👻

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icedance

Thank you Jane @pelly

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ukjohnny

..buds looking nice and fat...

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icedance

Yes John @ukjohnny hope they won't open up too early this year last year they were ruined by frosts 🤞

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ukjohnny

Yes that's always a danger ..i lost a few blooms on mine after a late frost... Magnolias are by far my favourite shrubs... they're pricey but worth every penny

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icedance

Yes @ukjohnny Inherited this soulangeana and have to admit if I had my choice I would have a Stellata or Black tulip 🌷 they all have the joy of these silvery buds through winter which I find enchanting though ❄️✨

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ukjohnny

I have Stellata its still a young plant, and Magnolia 'Ricky' which is a stunner and two standard Magnolia sunrise Sam

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icedance

That's quite a collection John @ukjohnny look forward to some pics of them flowering 🌺

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