I am on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, USA, zone 8b. The recent cold burnt the star magnolia blossoms. We covered them one night when the temp dipped to an obscene level, but not the next. Do you know they have these bushes, magnolia stellata, I think, in England, too?
And the faithful sweet olive. Osmanthus fragrans, also called tea olive. Perhaps today, expected 75 degrees, the fragrance will delight.
Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Pop over and enjoy yourself at a glimpse of blooms around the world.