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Gorgeous warm, sunny April day!

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Perfect for being out in the garden, and the trees think so too, as they’re all budding up. A few pics to share with you . . .
Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) . .

. . even with buds on the trunk!

and again . .

Amelanchier lamarckii in bud

Masses of buds on the Sycamore


view down the garden


Unknown cherry (?)


May in blossom


close up of May


Hope you’re all having a happy day :))

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Beautiful tree Sheila.the Sycamore......looks quite old and such a height!

3 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you Julia - you are right - that tree was here when we moved in, 37 years ago. It was pretty big even then!

3 Apr, 2016

 

How lovely to see your garden filling with blossoms. I love the scent of hawthorn flowers most at this time of year. I bought some bare root Amelanchier lamarckii last year and they look as if most have taken ok. I think they are lovely in Spring and Autumn. I do love to see your garden, it's the sort of garden I'd love.

3 Apr, 2016

 

Oooh you are kind Sheila! Thank you. Blossom is my favourite thing of all in the garden . . . to the extent that a 4-year old granddaughter has been engrossed in her colouring book, murmuring "Grammy LURVES blossom!"

3 Apr, 2016

 

lovely trees and all that blossom. Though the one you thought was may is more likely to be blackthorn [Prunus spinosa]as that is now out in all the hedgerows around us. May /hawthorn [Crataegus monogyna the common hawthorn] tends to be in corymbs rather than more singularly as in blackthorn.
I particularly liked the Katsura. my cercis sometimes has buds form just like that too. though this year it is looking rather iffy.

Had a walk in the fields near us as the chestnuts 'sticky buds' were just breaking forth along with the sycamores and hazels. I also found an area with wild bluebells that I hadn't noticed in the 26 yrs I've in the village.

3 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you Eileen! I must admit I called the last picture 'May' with my fingers crossed . . . I wasn't at all sure, so I trust your judgement.

How lovely to come across wild bluebells.

3 Apr, 2016

 

I just feel so happy when I see things starting to grow. Its a different world here the last few days. We are starting to feel that winter is a memory. Rain most of today, but then the sun came out and it was ever so warm...lovely!

3 Apr, 2016

 

If that is blackthorn you could have Sloes..?

3 Apr, 2016

 

Blackthorn is just coming out in the hedgerows here too - such a cheering sight and one we look forward to.
What a lovely peaceful looking garden you have Sheila, and how unusual to have flower buds on the trunk of the tree!!

3 Apr, 2016

 

Thanks Karen - yes, I feel happy too seeing so many buds plus blue sky and sunshine! Never seen Sloes so will have to try Google.

Thanks very much Sue . . . this is the first year I've noticed those buds . . . will they produce flowers or leaves I wonder? I'll be keeping an eye on them.☺

3 Apr, 2016

 

Let us know won't you? Sloes look like miniature damsons but they are far too acidic to eat - make your teeth curl up!

3 Apr, 2016

 

OK :))

4 Apr, 2016

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