Laburnum seeds

Laburnum seeds

Another indication that the plants in Bridgnorth may be well ahead of those elsewhere nearby. Laburnums around Wolverhampton are still at the height of flowering. These were on a tree overlooked by Castle View cliff top walk earlier this week.

Broad Street basin

Broad Street basin

The Wolverhampton city centre “port” on the Birmingham canal, at the head of the series of locks leading down to Aldersely Junction.

Honeysuckle flowers

Honeysuckle flower, Castle Grounds Park, Bridgnorth

These honeysuckle flowers were already almost out on Tuesday on a plant in Castle Grounds Park, Bridgnorth. All the other honeysuckle I have noticed locally are barely coming into bud.

Honeysuckle flower, Castle Grounds Park, Bridgnorth

The early blooming may be from a fortunate location in the mild climate of the Severn valley, or perhaps because this is a cultivated variety.