Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Heralds of spring

It's a clear sign that spring is here when the Cherry Plum trees around the conservation area start to come into flower. 

Wickham Road, SE4
The scientific name for this tree is Prunus cerasifera and it is part of the Rosaceae family (most of the stone fruits fall in the Prunus genus). There is an impressive avenue of the purple leaved variety of this tree in Drakefell Road (on the way to Telegraph Hill).

Cranfield Road, SE4
On this day there was something extra special about these trees; they were full of honey bees! A rather impressive mature specimen in a front garden on Breakspears Road was so full of bees that you could hear them! Have a listen! 

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