Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Eyes wide shut

I must have been going around with my eyes shut to have never noticed this tree in flower before. SomeBeans and I saw it at Ness gardens last week, and I was sure I’d not seen one before. Since then, however, I’ve seen them all over the place.

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It’s Prunus padus ‘Watereri’. A chorus of “Of course it is – can’t believe you’ve not noticed it before – can’t move for falling over them” rises from the blogosphere. I shall have to be more observant – perhaps an I Spy book of trees would help. I’m sure if I was trying to impress Big Chief I-Spy with my spotting abilities I would take a bit more notice of my surroundings.

1 comment:

Pauline said...

Thanks for bringing back happy memories, years ago we lived near Southport and before that, on the Wirral. Ness gardens was a very special place to visit. Love the Prunus, like you , I don't think I've seen it before, unusual flower spikes.