Tiny Spring Jewels

The Muscari americanum are glistening like beads after two days of heavy rain:

Muscari1

Grape Hyacinth

They really have started to sprout and green up – this was the same spot just under two weeks ago:

Muscari

Also, the Tree Rhododendron (Rhododendron arboretum) has burst into bloom. Mine is not a particularly good specimen as a previous owner planted it between the shed and fence (it has just 300mm/10″ of space to grow in), but none-the-less it is still putting on quite a show – here it is poking its head above the shed roof:

Rhodo

Tree Rhododendron

It’s about 16’/5m tall, and probably has another 10-20’/3-6m to go before it reaches maturity….talk about the wrong tree in the wrong spot (!)….luckily the tree rhododendrons have a shallow root system, so it does not pose any danger to the fence or the shed.

Advertisements

One thought on “Tiny Spring Jewels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s