The magnolia is laden with buds. This is Charlotte's tree, we bought it for her when she was born, so it's nearly 5 years old. We've recently transported it to a tub in our garden ready for when Jo, Rob and the "girls" move to their new home. Eventually Rob wants it to grow big enough so that he can hang a rope ladder from it for Charlotte & Jessica to swing on. This was something he used to do as a little boy when he went to play in his grandparents garden.
We didn't have much hope for this particular magnolia at first, it seemed to be very slow growing. But, at last now it appears to be on the move in leaps and bounds.
These little tulips are new to my garden. I planted them so long ago that I'd forgotten what type and colour they were. Clusters of these yellow flowers have brightened up the borders.
What a beautiful day!