Words by Jessica Peace
The deciduous varieties of magnolia are budding and bursting all over blighty right now, leaving a trail of the palest petals and a sweet scent in our streets.
Named after botanist hero and professor of medicine Pierre Magnol (1638 – 1715).
Magnolia conspicua; ‘conspicua’: ‘conspicuous’ - the show off.
China: In ancient China the magnolia flower signified the feminine, the beautiful and the gentle.
Sun loving, heavy drinking, acid house lover. You can plonk a young one in a container if you don’t have a garden but give it room for those lovely limbs.