Poppies, a half Marathon, more from the Burkwood Brothers, Petersham Nurseries, Thug the Cat… random pictures from a chill Spring day

Autumn, Winter and early Spring Beauty: Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’

The autumn-flowering cherry, Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' Spring-flowering cherries are coming into bloom now - and a fine sight they will be, really nothing to equal the glamorous profusion of it in fact. But this one is a proper gem, since it comes into flower whenever there is a mild spell throughout the winter…