Friday, 12 April 2013

Barely budding trees ~ festoons of hanging blossom

 Looking at my previous post, Plum buds, I'm reminded of this extract from Clare Leighton's Four Hedges

"As the month draws on, there is a sudden rush of warmth and in a day or two the garden is a changed world, as in a fairy story where a spell has been suddenly lifted. Barely budding trees thicken with green, the spinach is rampant, and the rhubarb, that a few days back was pale and stubbly, is like an enormous tropical plant. The cherry trees that should have been in bloom for Easter, now burst into festoons of hanging blossoms...."

Four Hedges by Clare Leighton

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