As you may have seen, we’ve had the tree surgeons in to cutback the volume of foliage in the garden. This is partly to help the trees grow but also to let more sunglight into the garden which the humans will appreciate too.
Last week, the tree surgeons (a different contractor to the gardeners) pruned the Hornbeam as requested but also cut back the Magnolia. We’d asked them to do this in the summer, which is the time you are supposed to prune Magnolias, and specifically asked them not to do it on this visit. We’ll be watching the tree closely to see how it recovers and will seek compensation if necessary.