Tag Archives: new growth
A fruit tree in the field next door was somewhat mercilessly ‘pruned’ (massacred!) a few months ago. One could feel the pain. But, encouraged by the mild weather in the second half of 2014, the tree has valiantly fought back and has produced a prolific number of sturdy, burgeoning young shoots that, in a chaotic way, form an attractive spectacle. This picture is really an act of celebration!
The persistent rains of recent weeks, augmented now by flood water, have transformed normally dry roadside ditches into small streams, encouraging vigorous new shoots even in January.
The hedgerow behind the ditch contains the dead (but, in its own way, attractive) growth of the rosebay willowherb and similar plants.
In the field beyond the hedge, land that was previously marshy has become a small lake.