New Growth……. Above and Below


Bluebells and Sycamore

The new growth of spring is now all about us.  Trees, in this case Sycamore are showing off their new bright green leaves whilst on the woodland floor below the Bluebells are now also in a race to flower and spread, it is a race before the tree canopy casts its shadow over them for another year.




On the fringes new woodland growth is also establishing itself.  Already casting a dark glow over the bare floor below.  Not sure how long it will be before the understore will develop, a good deal will depend upon when it is decided to thin the young trees to allow them to flourish and more light to peculate ….


On the very edge of the woodland, Wild Cherry is also in Blossom, its delicate flowers are hoping that no winds of any consequence arrive till the pollen is set….

The weather whilst sunny has also been very cold, the nights particularly so.

-5c in this part of Central England and I am told much colder elsewhere.  The positive, if there is one, is that perhaps the cooler daytime temperatures will allow the Bluebells to have a slightly long life then their usual brief flourish.

20th April

(C) David Oakes 2017


3 thoughts on “New Growth……. Above and Below

  1. Quintessential English, David. Wonderful. When I think of England, this is what I see in my mind. Not long now. First week of May. I am looking forward to a cupper in the Spring Cafe behind the All Saints church in Hunmanby and go to the over 60’s club on Tuesday afternoon. Loose with dominos again. 😀

    About the frost: hopefully the apple, pear, cherry and plumgrowers won’t have to deal with severe frost. No matter what they do but when it’s minus 8 and colder, nothing helps the blossom and the first beginning of the fruit will turn black and fall off. Absolutely devastating for the growers.

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