Then the snow came. Well, everyone knows, it never snows in Cornwall! Maybe the odd smatter, but not proper job snow. This year we had proper snow with a vengeance. It made the garden very pretty, but the magnolia did not like it at all. Instead of a carpet of pink petals, the ground was covered (when the snow melted) with a carpet of mush. The buds had dropped from the tree and turned to a slippery mess.
This is what we didn't get this year!
Definitely not this. Still, hopefully next year.
It appears that other plants may have been hit hard. As mentioned before, we usually do not have to lift anything to over-winter, and we have pro…