A stroll to the wood through The Grange area takes me past a couple of other cherries. At first glance the do not appear cherry-like at all, yet this is what they are.
At the start of my walk I pass a bank of Cherry Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus. With its large, leathery leaves this very familiar shrub vaguely resembles an unspotted Spotted Laurel, Aucuba japonica, but the two species are quite unrelated.
The leathery leaves of Cherry Laurel. Northampton General Hospital.
31 March, 2017
|The curious purple-brown flowers of Aucuba japonica. Flore, 9 April, 2017|
|A honey bee enjoys the nectar|