My regular walks home from Daventry town centre rarely fail to produce some little oddity or surprise, but so tardy is spring this year that I was hardly optimistic.
A rather interesting specimen of Thujopsis dolobrata stands a short distance from Tesco's august emporium. It is commonly known as the Hiba Cedar (the tree that is, not the supermarket) and from a distance it looks not unlike the Western Red Cedar, Thujopsis plicata (and I admit that in the past I have confused the two species).
Thujopsis dolobrata, the Hiba Cedar. Daventry
town centre. 19 March, 2018
The form of the lower branches make this a very distinctive species.
19 March, 2018
Common Whitlow-grass, a common plant on old walls, etc.
Daventry. 19 March, 2018
|Holly, but not as we know it Jim. Daventry. 19 March, 2018|
|But the Holly Leaf Miner recognised it anyway.|