This photo was only weeks after The Beast from the East hit, I think it lulled me into a false sense of security, maybe the damp winter helped it after all. I’ll need to be a bit more vigilant with the watering this year @jaynehynesburton
Oh how disappointing 😕 Just looked back to see how long you’ve had it, as I wondered if it was new last year and therefore just throwing a strop which they are prone to to begin with. But it’s been in a while 😏 normally the frost can damage any forming buds, or pruning at the wrong time. Other than that, the soil needs to be moist and acid based and a good mulch applied. Hopefully it’s just a blip and will resume flowering next year 🤞🏼
I moved it after the first year but it’s been fine in that spot for two years. It gets at least 5 hours sun and that part of the garden is quite sheltered from frost, so it must have been the dry summer and winter. Thanks for the help, I’ve decided to visit the garden centre to lift my spirits 😉 @rachelbrooks
I've taken a gardening risk by buying myself a Magnolia. Apparently the best one for north facing gardens. It's in the corner that gets the most sun. Fingers crossed it's happy there 🤞🏼🙂 Just wondering how long it'll take my other half to notice it.
@rachelbrooks There's a bit of a problem with it being damp. I did have a Kilmarnock Willow there and it ended up with what I think was powdery mildew. Then I tried a Lilac but had to move that to the front garden as it looked like the same thing was going to happen. I've put drainage in before planting the Magnolia and I'll just need to keep on top of spraying the leaves with a milk and water mix. On the plus side, on sunny days it gets at least 5 hours and is quite sheltered from frost.