A miserable magnolia
Help needed, please…I can’t recall what the magnolia looked like when we bought the house about 8 years ago, but it’s never thrived. We’re only here from time to time, and not keen or creative gardeners so our efforts are mostly control and maintenance, but all I read says that magnolia pretty much don’t need pruning so it’s probably evolved from a bush into a tree.
I think the problem is that this magnolia is a tree in the wrong place. It has leylandii (inherited!) on two sides and forces its way through them – we’ve taken one down to give it more space, but it will never have enough space. Can anyone advise? Or even come and take a saw to it? I think it may be beyond saving – and I can handle the shame and the guilt of that.
(I've tried attaching a picture but am struggling with a new Mac and/or slow connection and/or PontNoir limit on size - but can supply if helpful.)
Thanks for any help at all.