Friday, 23 April 2010

Fruit

Some more pictures today, of the ornamental fruit trees which are flowering beautifully around and about. Starting with some more Cherry blossom.
Pale pink against the bright, blue skies of the last few days, they are attracting flies and bees in vast numbers. The darker, red central patterning acting as a guide to those insects to direct them to the nectar within.
Another of the same family next. The Blackthorn bushes are covered with white flowers, sparkling in the sunlight. You might know them better as Sloes.
Lastly, a large, ornamental bush which is well known to gardeners. The ornamental Currants (Ribes sanguineum) are in full, red bloom around Shipley Hill. Here, pictured behind the Forsythia trees, flowering in the foreground. These two shrubs were also alive with bees.
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