Ilkeston - Spring In The Park
w/e 08 March 2020
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Meteorologically spring began on March 1st but the astronomical season does not begin until the vernal equinox which varies from year to year between the 19th and 21st of the month. In 2020 it falls on Friday March 20th but whichever date you choose, the signs of the season are beginning to become apparent as can be seen in these images taken in Victoria Park.


Entering the park from the Drummond Road/Bristol Road corner, blossom is one of the first signs to be seen.

Primulas surround the bandstand and are just beginning to flower. The plaque celebrates the restoration of the park on August 20th 2017.

Mini daffodils are also coming into flower on the bank below the bandstand.
Central Beds

The central beds have also been planted up but the wet weather has not done the park many favours. The display will surely get better as time passes.
Purple-leaved Plum

The rain though doesn't seem to have done the purple-leaved plum tree any harm as it is full of blossom.
Yellow Bed

The most colourful part of the park at the moment lies alongside Bristol Road where beds of crocuses are flowering. Beneath the branches of the plum tree there's a patch of pale yellow flowers that I don't recollect seeing here before so presumably they are new this season.

The yellow crocuses are worth a closer look.
Purple & White

Purple and white crocuses spread all the way along Bristol Road up to Drummond Road and there are also the green shoots of daffodils yet to bloom.

They also continue the other way running like a river down towards Manners Road. Even for the passing motorists they are always a delight at this time of year.

Purple Crocuses

Even though not yet at their best, this close up shot of some of the purple flowers promises some fantastic views in the next few weeks. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, no doubt, "I'll be back!"

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