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Magnolia advice please

debs64debs64 Posts: 4,928
Hi all. Watched GW last night and want another magnolia now. I mostly garden in pots but I think Leonard messel May be appropriate for a very large pot and it looks gorgeous! Any advice on best way to look after it? They are not cheap plants so happy to spend a bit extra on special soil, feed etc if necessary. Any advice gratefully received. Thanks


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,235
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,928
    Thanks LB will take a look, 
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,862
    They were lovely, but so big. I have a puzzle over magnolia. Been in this house three years now, have a magnolia ( told called susan) that flowers a beautiful mid pink with white edges. Opposite my house is one that always flowers a week earlier than mine and for three years was almost white, this year a definite pink! And mine is a darker pink. I wonder why the colour change?
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,203
    @purplerallim My white magnolia stellata definitely had a pink tinge to it this year so that's very interesting to hear of others.  I'm assuming it must have something to do with last year's heatwave?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,862
    I was wondering about that too @Lizzie27 It seems to have had more repercussions than first thought. 
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