|A buzzy friend
I tried and tired to get a photo of the huge number of bees whizzing to and fro each of the tiny, insignificant looking flowers but they were so fast and furious in their gathering of the precious pollen that I couldn't capture them!
My Magnolia Grandiflora had 2 beautiful milky white flowers that filled the air with their lemony perfume. I'm trying to grow it in a massive pot to see how it copes with it. So far it's looking very healthy.
After the petals dropped I thought the cone looked so beautiful that I've saved the image to use as an embroidery design.