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21st March 2022

There are two options, despair or head-in-the-sand. On the Post this week it's the latter. At the moment in the UK the blossom trees are at their peak, and although Bath does not have swathes of them (this is because the Georgians did not approve of front gardens) there are still enough to make this time of year magical. IF one's head is buried. So for those minded to plant a blossom tree, in the hope of a better world this time next year, a symbol indeed of that hope, here are the five best. And the first, obviously, is a pink magnolia. The National Trust has a list here of the best gardens with magnolias. This is Agatha Christie's house in Devon, Greenway, which is on the water. It has dozens of magnolias.

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