Catkins, or aments to use an alternative name, are becoming quite conspicuous.
|Hazel catkins near Worcester Way on Stefen Hill. 12 December, 2018|
I have already mentioned hazel catkins in a hedgerow near Worcester Way but here in our garden we also have catkins on our Silk Tassel Bush, Garrya elliptica. Our plant is male; female specimens have much smaller and relatively inconspicuous catkins. The catkins on our specimen currently measure about 70 mm but still seem to be lengthening.
|Garrya elliptica in our garden on Stefen Hill., Daventry. 17 December, 2018|
Will we get fruit? Our Strawberry Tree remains in flower.
17 December, 2018
And that is about it, with only our specimen of Coral Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens, remaining resolutely in flower.
Lonicera sempervirens, still in flower (if not quite in focus!)
Stefen Hill, Daventry. 17 December, 2018