Saturday, April 07, 2012
The Himalayan Birch Tree has developed baby leaves from all the swollen buds.I will wait for this to grow thicker stems and for its beautiful white bark to develop.In the mountainous Himalayas this is used for paper for writing Buddhist texts.I think they use the trees for firewood,and even road safety signs,hence the Latin name Betula Utilis.This is planted so you can look at the tree from the front room.It is central but towards the front of the grass.
The sunken border was replanted by me after the builders had finished.It means I have forgotten where i moved plants.There are plants I can recognise like Aliums,Tree Peony,Aquilegia,Lupins,and Bleeding Heart.
There are others that have started to grow through the soil and i cannot remember what they are.I will have to watch and wait to see what they turn into.There is a Peony Sarah Bernhardt which I thought I moved but could be growing where it was before!
There are still masses of Tulips and even a few slow Daffodils that have not bloomed yet.The Fruit Trees are all showing signs of bud growth and new leaves on the Pear Tree.The Grape Vine has impressive leaf buds on two of the vines.Only one Fruit Tree is still either sleeping or dead,one from Asda.
The rain is falling outside now.I hope to get to the allotment tomorrow if its dry.