Thursday, 16 May 2013

All go at the Yorkshire Arboretum

It's a busy time at the Yorkshire Arboretum, with lots going on in every way. Most importantly, spring is surging ahead and the trees are at their most beautiful stage - the optimistic greens of spring.

We are putting in a new drain to try to reduce waterlogging problems in wet periods.: Mike Hainsworth operating the digger with great precision.

Nicola Hall and the Tree Team of volunteers spent today planting trees on the approach to the visitor centre - it looks so much better already.

A glory of dandelions in our wildflower meadow areas.

Male cones of Abies procera 'Glauca'

Bird Cherry, Prunus padus, is in full flower.

A beautiful but unnamed Rhododendron in the arboretum ('Hotei' x 'Skipper')

And the show goes on in Ray Wood...

1 comment:

  1. Oh, to be in England. Come to think of it, I will be in Scotland in a month! May have to drop in on you...

    Was just in Germany where they have a high tolerance for dandelions too: I was impressed. My girlfriend pointed one out in a great plantsman's garden and he responded (with a twinkle in his eye) "That's a double form" (the dandelion stayed)...

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