From the road end of the lane, everything is looking very green and glorious. The only trees not yet in leaf are a couple of Ash on the left
And this big tree............ I have no idea what it is?
Honeysuckle on the hedge
A Walnut tree in the garden on the other side of the lane another beautiful colour against the sky
The plants my neighbour put in opposite her gateway are beginning to flower, I'm pleased that they are mainly native things like Foxglove, Red Campion
A few weeks ago a lady from UK Power Networks was round looking at which trees needed trimming away from the power lines. Then I came home from swimming last week and couldn't get home due to two trucks and the big tree-chopper-up thingy whose name I can't think off were in the lane. He said they'd taken bits off the oak out the back and a branch off the Turkey oak and were cutting this willow right down, heavens knows why, it only needed a couple of metres off the top to take it away from the power lines. It will grow back, but has left a gap.
From the house house end of the lane looking down to the road.
"My" Turkey Oak.
I had to look it up when Mrs F (who we bought the house from) told me what it was, info HERE
Turkey Oak, house and the lane
Looking down the meadow, the footpath is easy to cut with the ride-on mower. I wouldn't want to cut it with a push mower!
The Poplar trees, again the colour against the sky is wonderful.
I'm so lucky to have all this to enjoy every day.
BUT oh dear, this Ash is looking decidedly sad. It was alive last year and parts may still have leaves later in the spring but I think the majority of it looks very dead. I may have to get it cut down, it might be affected by the Ash Tree Die Back Disease that arrived in this country a few years ago.
Wood for the wood-burner if it does need removing