BLUEBELLS AND BLOSSOM
There's been plenty happening in the garden this week. The leaves are beginning to unfurl on the hedges and trees and perennials are making rosettes of leaves too. There are many things to do at this time of year and this prolonged dry spell, while in some ways unwelcome, has meant that those jobs have been done.
1. Enjoying the Garden
But before all that hard work, a morning stroll through the Arboretum (note the capital A) is required. The Spring sunshine casts wonderful shadows. A few Bluebells are beginning to open and a scattering of Forget-me-nots add touches of colour here and there.
The last of the Narcissus and the Erythroniums add yellow highlights to the lime greens of the emerging foliage.
At the bottom of the Arboretum is a very large Cherry tree with sprays of double white blossom. I think it is a Prunus avium 'Plena', a cultivar of the native wild Cherry.