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Spring is early this year

In our garden the first sign of spring is the budding of new leaves on our mulberry tree. They usually make their first appearance on 20th August, but they are early this year. They first appeared about a week ago, and now they are quite big.

When we first moved to this house, nearly 30 years ago, there was no mulberry tree. There was one over the road by the railway line, and when the children kept silkworms, they used to collect the leaves to feed them, and the fruit as well. One of the seeds must have germinated, and the tree is now far larger than its parent. The fruit comes in October, but we rarely get any. The birds eat most of it while it is still green, and what drops on the ground the dogs eat avidly.

Spring is here. Our raised garden is gradually taking shape, and leaves have already appeared on the mulberry tree

Spring is here. Our raised garden is gradually taking shape, and leaves have already appeared on the mulberry tree

Meanwhile, the other trees are still bare, except for the jacarandas, which haven’t lost their leaves yet.

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3 thoughts on “Spring is early this year

  1. And autumn seems to have arrived early in the UK. There is a distinctly autumnal feel to the air and the berries are already on the trees.

  2. Peter on said:

    A former parish of mine was near a patch of grass next to a mulberry tree. After baptisms, we’d pour out the water into the grass. Every year, around Pentecost, the mulberry tree produces the best-tasting mulberries I’ve ever had. We credited the Holy Water.

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