Looking At The Tree

This is life:

Looking at the tree in Cambridge Botanic Gardens

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  1. Many random thoughts here…
    Wow, what a lovely tree David; so many flowers and so HUGE! How old is it? What sort of tree is it, a cherry perhaps? (And what happens to all of the fruit she must bear?)
    You have fruit trees in bloom already? What zone are you there?! (We had a snowstorm here yesterday – a bit of a fluke for April – where they were calling for 25-30mm of rain and (only the chance of) 2cm of snow but instead we had well over 2 inches of this incredibly heavy, wet stuff blow in from the north-west and totally blanket everything!):):
    Loving your cherry tree: )

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    1. Yes, cherry or something in that family. We don’t get a good enough season for fruit in the open – maybe in a walled garden. Mostly the trees are ornamental. We’ve had trees in bloom for a few weeks – We are 52 degrees North and warmed by the Gulf Stream – people sunbathing near our house 😊 – the advantage of Cambridge over Edinburgh… You have snow! Was that very unusual for the time of year?

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      1. No, snow this time of year is not usual… “April showers bring May flowers” is more the norm; )

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      2. Oh, and we are 44°N (but no Gulf Stream; )

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  2. Joan E. Miller says:

    Yes, the cherries bring them out (people). They are ornamentals, don’t bear fruit.

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  3. *sigh* Such a waste of all that blossom!
    There’s also the possibility that it’s a Bing or some other type that requires another of its own kind for cross-pollination?

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  4. nicklewis says:

    I really must visit Cambridge again at some point

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    1. Do! We could take a photo stroll 😊

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      1. nicklewis says:

        Ok – sounds like a great idea, I shall have a look at my weekends coming up, though a long way off, I think I could make it across late June?

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        1. Sounds like plan 😊

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