Nevertheless I have at last managed to get out of the house, even if my travels have only taken me as for as Daventry.
There the gnarled and picturesque Caucasian Wing-nut, Pterocarya fraxinifolia, in Foundry Court, is yet to show any signs of life, but beneath the bark its cells are ticking over, awaiting signs of spring. Insoluble starches are being converted to soluble sugars for distribution to growth points and the swelling buds will demonstrate that all is well - we hope.
A Caucasian Wing-nut stands in Foundry Court, Daventry.
5 January, 2018
Coppice or pollard? Neither really. A sycamore at
Stefen Hill, Daventry. 5 January, 2018