Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:23
I have hellebores and pulmonarias under mine, but the roots of the magnolia are shallow. I give a mulch of compost or (this year) a load of well rotted FYM.
My soulangeana is just showing pink buds. It flowers two weeks later than the others around here, because it is shaded so much. It is less prone to frost damage because of that. Now I've just got to stop the squirrel from eating the flowers now he's finished off all the camellia flowers.