Wordless Wednesday – A Sniff of Spring


The delicious smelling (and quite obviously tasting) Chinese Sour Cherry, Prunus pseudocerasus ‘Cantabrigiensis’ is bursting into flower at the entrance to the Walled Garden, Wimpole Hall.


Planted for its early spring cherry blossoms, it looks brilliant against blue skies. This was taken on Monday, after Storm Dennis.


Its fluttering, soft pink flowers have survived remarkably well. (It must have looked a lot different at the weekend!)


Happily, there appears to be plenty of bee activity too. It’s a welcome vignette of Spring.


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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A Sniff of Spring

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow, how lovely and even after all that wind and rain!

  2. What a happy sight. Beautiful.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, so pretty! Spring is the best time of the year, IMO. 🙂

  4. Gosh, spring really has come early!

    • Yes. It is a worry really. We had a brief morning of snow last week which was fun, but with all the damson and plum blossom breaking out this week we could lose a lot of fruit if it were to turn very cold for any period now. 😦

  5. Val says:

    Beautiful! I’m looking forward to seeing blossom here before too long – so far, some snowdrops and a lone daffodil have appeared.

    • Thanks. This week the hedgerows are beginning to transform into billowing clouds of white plum/damson blossom. In spite of all these storms it really is starting to feel spring like. 🙂

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