Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’: winter-flowering cherry, rosebud cherry January can be a debilitating month, all dark, dreary and joyless. When I think of January, little positive springs to mind, only diets, resolutions, needing to […]
Walking in the Kent countryside this afternoon I am reminded that, beyond the confines of our garden, spring is not quite as far advanced as I might have imagined. In the heady rush of seed […]
I’ll admit I am a little overdue with this one, but 2015 has been one of the latest I can recall for blackthorn blossom (the flowers of Prunus spinosa). In a normal year there could be a clear month […]
In spite of the biting wind, these fragile pink blossoms of Prunus and Camellia put on a brave show this weekend at Goodnestone Park, Kent. Surely spring can only be days away now?
Despite vowing to stay indoors for two days and do nothing but eat, drink, read and be generally indulgent, I was persuaded to get off my backside today for a Boxing Day walk. Typically, the […]