Well we have had a mild winter and a mild March .. so I wondered of the tree leaves would come out earlier.
|The sloe is just starting to come out on the 1st April - |
View from Castleberg Crag/Gardens in Settle
|View of St John's Church Hall from Castleberg on 1 April|
|Sycamore tree by Ribble on 1 April - no leaves|
|But look what is growing at the base of the tree - Syntrichia latifolia!!!|
|These buds are breaking on 11th April - but that's down at Settle so maybe that does not count.|
|The sycamore trees outside my house|
on 12th April have leaves swollen waiting to break
|However at Ripon on 14th April there are sycamores with unbroken buds. |
The tree on the right is horse-chestnut but the tree on the left is sycamore,
|And on our walk to the river Skell at ripon on 14th |
all the other shrubs may have been starting to
come out but the sycamore was not coming out.
|It's great to get out and see the flowers.|