Rain? No, just leaves shiny with honeydew. Northampton General
Hospital. 11 May, 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Grounds for complaints (medical)
I took Chris to Northampton General Hospital today where the excellent treatment received has successfully conquered her illness, but to ensure that it never returns she receives regular checks and routine medicine. We arrived to find the department desperately short-staffed and she spent over four hours for what should only have taken half that time. I killed an hour or so wandering around the hospital grounds. Conditions were pleasantly warm and dry, so why were the leaves of an Acer so wet? In fact the 'water' was honeydew raining down from the aphids feeding in the higher foliage on to the lower leaves. Woe betide anyone who parks their car under one of these afflicted trees.