Our seedling Magnolia campbellii subsp.mollicomata tree located above the cock pit is the first magnolia to flower in the garden. Its first flower consistently shows colour between the 19th-21st of January every year for the last 6 years. This year with the winter actually being cold it's first show of colour was today, 37 days later than usual.
Spring, this year, I predict will be the best for decades.
Come and visit to see if I'm right.