Following a few dry days, the ground has dried out sufficiently for Malcolm and I to take a good long walk around the Mapperley Reservoir for the first time this year. We were greeted by the sound of Willow Warblers, Chiff-chaffs, Green Woodpeckers, Song Thrushes, Blackbirds, Grebes. Swans, Ducks, Geese and the first Swallows of the year. All in spite of the fact that it was a very cold morning with a biting wind finding it's way into every nook and cranny!
Some lovely plants to show you today, starting with one of the smallest with one of the biggest names. The Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage (Chryosplenium oppositifolium). At just a couple of inches high, it was nonetheless, flowering bravely in the cold.