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Spring In Ireland April 2020 Part 3

The inevitable blossom drop. The pink blossoms are from the Prunus ‘Kanzan’ on the left. It is really in full show for two weeks before the petals fall. This one must be 6 meters tall at this stage and is thriving. Please forgive the leaning tree. We will deal with that this year! Another cherry,…

Spring In Ireland April 2020 Part 2

Prunus lusitanica Portuguese laurel A recent addition this evergreen hedge has something for every season. Right now the light green new growth on the tips contrasts with the dark green of the older leaves. Sorbus aria ‘Lutescens’ This gorgeous tree delivers from Spring to Autumn. Right now its silvery leaves are unfolding with lovely downy hairs…

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