Spring Greens

As we move into early summer, I thought I’d pause for a second to take you on a short tour of my local park to see the fresh, light greens of spring.

Christchurch Mansion through the trees.

The horse chestnuts have reached full leaf and underneath their canopy the reduced light supplies dramatic contrasts between bold, sturdy tree trunks and verdant, recently cut grass.

Sweeping and undulating paths.

Together with the horse chestnuts, lime trees line the paths of the park accentuating the curves and sweeps.

The War Memorial through the trees.

There’s not just fresh green but delicate coppery apricot colours too.

Mature lime with old knobbly trunk.

The new leaves in the park are most welcome, but there’s something even more uplifting when you observe the re-emergence of sea kale (crambe maritime) on beaches at this time of year. The plant’s sheer tenacity as it pushes up through the salty shingle for another season of sun, wind and rain is very pleasing.

The new growth of crambe maritime (sea kale) on Sizewell Beach.

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

12 thoughts on “Spring Greens”

    1. Oh yes, it’s gorgeous, but obviously is fully adapted for a shingle beach existence where it grows naturally in Europe. Later on in the year it flowers beautifully too. I have seen some coastal gardens with deep, free-draining soil grow it successfully.

      1. That distant structure is one of two now obsolete towers for the inlet and outlet water pipes of the old Sizewell Magnox nuclear power station presently being decommissioned.

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