We may not have thrown off the gloom of winter just yet but there is colour in the park. Walking up past the tennis courts towards the white house there is a large Camellia bush in bloom with lovely pale pink flowers. Turn left and in the area by the picnic tables there are two…
Something in the air
Over the past several weeks my wife and I have notice a pleasant scent wafting through the air at various places in the park. The source is these pretty pink flowers and we think they are winter flowering vibernum.
I’ve noticed these flowers, on my morning walk, just recently and wondered what they are. I haven’t noticed any leaves on the tree just yet – it is still only February. Web searches have, so far, failed to produce any answers. The books I have that are guides to British trees don’t take into account…
A few weeks ago my wife and I were walking in the park when we noticed a couple that appeared to be hugging a eucalyptus tree (snow gum, E. gunnii). Anyway we stopped to look and the young lady explained what she was doing – listening to the sap rising in the tree. Needless to…