Today is the first day of a new set of Coronavirus restrictions in the UK; one exercise walk a day for groups of no more than two people.‡ We have found it best to do this early in the morning and today at 06.30 the weather at that time was absolutely stunning. Things are still happening in the park; we have a new tree nursery being planted!
The tree nursery is because a large consignment of potted trees had been ordered for planting all over the park. With the current Coronavirus outbreak locking down on many activities, keeping the trees in their pots for an extended period would not have done them much good. So as a possibly temporary measure, they are being set out in a tree nursery, for relocation when that becomes possible. Many still have their labels; I will try to get a list of all the varieties for insertion here.
Postscript: Richard has just sent me this list of trees. They will stay in the nursery until October, when they can be replanted to new locations (and I am sure we will miss them when they depart from their present location).
30 Acer campestre 20 Acer platanoides 30 Alnus cordata 30 Alnus glutinosa 30 Betula pendula 10 Betula utilis jacquemontii 35 Carpinus betulus 5 Fagus syl. 'Purpurea' 20 Fagus sylvatica 10ltr 10 Juglans regia 10 Liquidambar styraciflua 10 Liriodendron tulipifera 10 Malus 'John Downie' 20 Prunus avium 10 Quercus robur 20 Salix sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' 10 Sorbus aria 'Lutescens' 30 Sorbus aucuparia 30 Taxus baccata 30 Tilia cordata
‡Only if they live together! Not sure if you need a piece of paper showing this.