We feel privileged to have a specimen Ginkgo Biloba tree in our garden. The seed of this tree was brought back to the UK from Japan about 35 years ago by my wife’s uncle. He grew a small sapling from this seed and gave it to us. It now stands tall – a sentinel tree – outside our kitchen window.
I first referred to this tree in a post last Autumn – ‘The last leaves of Autumn’ – when the Ginkgo leaves turn a brilliant yellow.
Our Ginkgo’s leaves are now re-developing. They start off so small – ‘Doll’s House leaves’ – perfectly shaped like Adult leaves, only in miniature, The ones you see here are just half an inch across, but they start out much smaller than this. Gradually this tree will fill out. It’s one of the delights of Spring, watching the developments on a daily basis.