Not all of 2020, in fact, as the Cambridge University Botanic Garden was sadly but inevitably closed between March and June … I began following a particular plant or hedge throughout the year in 2017, with varying degrees of success (= interest to my devoted readers), but in January 2020 I thought I had cracked it, with the most interesting and fast-changing spectacle of them all, the Research Plots.
So here is a year’s worth of growth and decline (with April and May missing).
I am waiting to see whether the beds will be ploughed over, or the seedlings left to grow on. No changes on our first visit of 2021 today, when snowdrops of all varieties were burgeoning, along with various catkins, and the Daphne bholua and Lonicera purpusii were already flowering and scenting the Garden.
And a very Happy New Year to you all!