Monday, April 29, 2013

Ash flower buds





































These flower buds of ash, which usually open about a month before the leaf buds, look like some strange kind of insect eggs or maybe caviar (not that I've ever eaten caviar). They are opening very late this year - these buds usually burst at the end of March or in early April.  Click here for more pictures of ash flowers in full bloom.

2 comments:

  1. Here they are like this too - rather disgusting lumps on twigs. I'm looking forward to them opening and to summer bringing leaves - ash trees then are lovely.

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  2. Hi Lucy, When I look out of the window from the room I'm typing this in I can see a magnificent ash ..... I really hope it's one that doesn't fall victim to Chalara....

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