The ambience of the park is changing very rapidly now with spring well under way. In particular, I am keeping a close eye on the orchard, which has trees, grasses, flowers and fruits all planted up from last year. The crab apples were sourced as fairly mature and these are now putting on the spectacular display we hoped we would get. These are not however particularly scented (although the cherry blossom in adjacent streets is wonderfully so) but on our early morning exercise walk today we deliberately took a route that would take us past the wild garlic patch. That was, well, powerfully odiferous (if scent is not quite the right word for it). No mistaking what it is there.
Other activities including a spot of weeding in the border surrounding the orchard, before the thistles get going. Already, when an attempt to uproot what looks like a baby plant is made, there is always a bit missing from the tip of the root, ready to re-emerge from the ground. Bah!