The big tree in Paddons Row is in blossom!
I was passing it today in bright sunshine and balmy springlike temperatures, when I became aware of a strong scent of blossom. Looking up, it was clearly coming from the tree.
The best view of the tree is approaching it from the south. Doing so later, I could see its colour is predominantly yellow!
This tree (whose species I don’t recognise) is in a very sheltered spot. But even so, scented blossom like this should mean it’s at least April, if not May! Perhaps it just gave up waiting for winter, as the longer daylight hours return without the customary colder spell that traditionally happens between about November and March.