It seems to have taken a long time for the medlar buds to progress from the stage on the left to that on the right this year. The medlar isn't exceptional in this as most of the shrubs and trees in the garden have been reluctant to expose their leaves to the poor March weather.
This has given me the opportunity to observe the buds in more detail. Now the sun has finally decided to visit, I'm guessing that growth will speed up.
After a day or two of sunny days things have speeded up.I love the fresh, green shoots of spring ; it's such a vibrant colour
As soon as the new shoots appear the aphids home in.This little garden helpers has been spotted browsing the branches.
Let's hope our feathered friends make a good job of controlling the less welcome visitors.
If you want to read about more of the trees that are being followed then pop across and visit Lucy's blog.