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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Magnolia grandiflora

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2022
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italydiva

Another beauty and unusually one I can actually reach 😂 #magnoliagrandiflora #scented #huge #evergreen #bullbay #ajaug22

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charlotte

Wow. That's beautiful

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ShelleySnyder

Stunning! 💘😍

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italydiva

Thank you Charlotte & Shelley…you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck with this one! 😀 @charlotte @ShelleySnyder

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pelly

They really are magnificent flowers 🤍🤍🤍

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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anges

Wow! That's a beauty 😍

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angiecrazycatlady

Love this, is it evergreen? 😍

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italydiva

Thanks Ange…they are very impressive. Not often I can reach them though! 😆💖 @anges

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emch

#fragrant

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Fabulous…what a beauty 🫶🏼

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italydiva

Yes, it is evergreen Angie. Big leaves which drop throughout the year but evergreen 😀 @angiecrazycatlady

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italydiva

Just for comparison purposes as compared to yesterday evening (swipe right). One petal yet to unfurl but gives you an idea of size #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora #scented #white #evergreen #massive #ajjuly22

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hebelover

Wow 😍

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anges

My goodness, that's massive! 😄

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pelly

Incredible 🤍🤍🤍

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italydiva

It’s the only flower that makes me feel petite! 😂 @hebelover @anges @pelly

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charlotte

That's huge

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JLawsaurus

Ginormous!! 😳💕

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italydiva

It certainly doesn’t hide away or allow itself to be ignored!! 😂@charlotte @jllawrencegmail.com

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jeatacake

Holy Moses! That's massive! 😳

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jeatacake

#magnoliachallenge ....... No contest!

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Dragon_Warrior

Wow 😍

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juliesgarden

Oh wow that’s fantastic 🤍🤍🤍

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2022
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italydiva

Evening everyone 😊 The blooms on this evergreen magnolia are about to open and the scent is wonderful 🤍🤍 #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora #evergreen #white #scented

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow they’re massive……🤍

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kez001uk

They’re huuuuge! 😍 beautiful 🤍

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pelly

Wow 🤍🤍🤍

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hebelover

Wow they're huge

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churchfarmgarden

Fantastic, saw one in flower once, so impressive 👀

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italydiva

I’ve got three of these magnolia trees, the flowers although short lived, are abundant and are the size of dinner plates when they open 🤍🤍🤍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @charlotte @kez001uk @pelly @hebelover @churchfarmgarden

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

My neighbour inherited a full sized tree but it doesn’t flower every year, I’ve only seen the flowers once and they had fell off the tree in bud, I think it needs a good feed personally.

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italydiva

That’s a shame Elaine, the flowers are definitely the star of the show. I have never fed mine but they are quite old now. I planted them around 20 years ago. They didn’t bloom for quite a few years. I wonder how old their tree is? A good feed would definitely be worth a try to encourage it to bloom 🤍🤍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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italydiva

Oops just seen it was a full size tree when inherited! Doh!! 🫣🙄 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@italydiva The tree is 20 years old it was planted when the houses were built, it’s such a shame the buds were colossal…☹️

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italydiva

#closeup #tuesdayschoice #bark #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora

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italydiva

The tree bark on my evergreen magnolia grandiflora 🌳 #bullbay #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora #evergreen #tuesdaychoice #bark

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jacaranda

That’s really pretty, Angela 💛🧡💚

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italydiva

Thank you Barbara. It’s been a real eye opener today looking more closely at the tree bark. I must admit I hadn’t really appreciated just how pretty it is. The sunlight highlighted the colours and texture perfectly 😊 @jacaranda

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sherrisgarden

#texture 😍

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jacaranda

I agree, Angela. Apart from my Prunus serrula I’ve never given tree bark much thought but today has been an eye-opener! 😳🤣😘

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italydiva

Thanks for the tag @sherrisgarden 😀

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sherrisgarden

Very welcome 😀

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italydiva

The wind has blown this about and all its stamen have fallen off, but it’s still valiantly holding on to them, cupped in its lower petals. #bullbay #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora #evergreen #white #stamen

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jaynehynesburton

I've had enough of the wind now 😠

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italydiva

Me too Jayne. Really fed up of all the damage and destruction it has caused. Certainly hoping the worst is over now 🤞@jaynehynesburton

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Keely

Oh that's lovely but the wind has been a nightmare though 😕

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sabbanrula

Gorgeous 😍🤍😍 I hope that’s the end of the windy days 🤞🏻

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italydiva

Thanks Keely and Rula! Fortunately things are looking a little more settled today 😊 @Keely @sabbanrula

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italydiva

Another huge scented magnolia flower, with the added bonus of being just above head level! Approx 25cm across. To give an idea of perspective, the water feature is 40cm diameter 🤍 #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora #bullbay #evergreen #white #bestofjuly #waterfeature

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belindah

Wowww!

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pelly

Wow, that’s huge 🤍🤍🤍

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italydiva

I never cease to be amazed by the sheer size of these beauties 🤩 @belindah @pelly

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belindah

And I LOVE your water feature

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italydiva

Thank so much Belinda 😊 @belindah

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docthrill

Sorry for so many likes, but I’ve just got to know you and you have a lot to look at. Lol 😆

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italydiva

No apology needed...you’re too kind. Thank you 😊 @docthrill

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italydiva

The wind is really causing havoc outside, but these flowers are valiantly holding their own at the top of the tree despite being hammered by the wind. #magnolia #bullbay #magnolia-grandiflora #abouttoburst

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italydiva

First bloom I could actually reach 😂 A massive 22cm diameter and a scent that is just amazing. #bullbay #magnolia-grandiflora #magnolia #cream #scented #evergreen #bestofjune

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italydiva

Here you go Kerry... got my tech arms out 😂 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

Oh my god! You weren’t joking when you said they are enormous 😯😯😯 absolutely stunning!!! Wow 🤩

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Cazx

Holy moley!! That’s maoosive

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pelly

Oh wow, that's amazing 💚💚💚

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jmlincoln

That's incredible! 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow 😮 ginormouse 👌🏼

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debs69

That’s huge 😮

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italydiva

There are even larger flowers on the trees, but this is the only one I can reach at the moment. The size never ceases to amaze me. 😍 @kez001uk @Cazx @pelly @jmlincoln @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @debs69

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italydiva

Enormous scented dinner plate sized magnolias starting to bloom. Lots of buds this year 🤍 #bullbay #magnolia #magnolia-grandiflora

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kez001uk

Going to be a beauty 💚🤍💚

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italydiva

The flowers are something else Kerry. Sadly they only last about a day but they sure put on a show when they bloom @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@italydiva looking forward to seeing it in all its glory 🤩

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italydiva

I will have to wait until there’s one within reach that blooms. I need longer legs and arms! 😂 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@italydiva go go gadget arms! 🤣

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italydiva

😂😂 @kez001uk

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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italydiva

Three buds ready for blooming #magnolia #grandiflora #bullbay #evergreen

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