Maple Moment

I had a Maple moment today when, during a brief period of sunshine, I walked into the greenhouse to check on the watering. I was greeted by buds that had pushed quite a bit in the last few days. The sun on the spring colour was nice to behold.

Trident Maple

Trident Maple

Trident Maple

Japanese Maple

A few others in the garden caught my eye too.

Japanese Larch

Hawthorn

Moss seed heads

Emerging Flower bud on a Cotoneaster.

Sunshine Accent

Someone gave me this little accent plant a few years back. It flowers in the Spring and then the leaves appear. Usually the slugs eat the flower before it’s opened but I have it surrounded by pellets this year! I don’t have a clue what it’s called. Happy to be told what it is. I was told it came from Japan. The flower bud opening is like a little bit of sunshine, and Japan could do with that at the moment.