I love the flowers on this red sycamore - I think that's what it is. I was given three skinny saplings years ago and foolishly planted them all in our garden which is much too small for such large trees. One had to go when we installed a shed in the back garden and we were able to dig up the second one before it got too big and gave it to 'the tree man' from the local Council so it could be replanted somewhere in the neighbourhood. This third one is at the edge of the front garden where it is not in anyone's way and we can enjoy it. The leaves are large and a beautiful deep red when they appear but I love it best as it is now.
I am keeping the squirrels out of the garden in this glorious weather by sitting and working out there so much but the other day I spotted this one tucking in. I imagined him thinking 'If I eat