"I think its a magical garden, I love it" Alice, aged 9
Trees ask precious little of the gardener (once established) and everyone has a chance to appreciate them including succeeding generations â not just the gardener who put them there in the first place.
Generally the tree
planting season in the
I'm going to tell you about an outstanding small tree we have growing at Trebah, hidden away in the lower part of the garden on the Azalea bank beside Mallard Pond.
Magnolia doltsopa 'Silver
Cloud' was a Hilliers' introduction that came via Duncan & Davies Nursery
Botanists recently changed the name from Michelia to Magnolia and as you may know, Magnolias are notoriously slow to flower. Not so with 'Silver Cloud', it will produce blooms at 2-3 yrs old. The flowers form within the leaves not just at the tips like many other magnolias.
It requires little maintenance and likes well drained acid soil. The only downside is that it's not easy to source but there's always the RHS Plant Finder.