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.


  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.

  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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