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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Plum blossom on display

I read that the leaf buds on the grapevines in Marlborough are well advanced and saw from the image that indeed they are well ahead of our tightly-furled ones. Never mind, we have water. Our plum blossoms though, are fully on display, as you can see. Bees are visiting, and yesterday I watched the swarms of hoverflies large and tiny, feeding from the alexanders growing in the understorey. I'm amazed how quickly those bienniels go from rosettes of leaves to tall columns of flower. The pollinators love them, and so do I. We are all visiting the plum trees often.

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