Under the 'London Plane'.......

The heat is slowing us down today so we have taken some time out to sit under the giant 'London Plane' tree in the garden.  If you lay back and look upwards there is a whole lot of activity up there with an abundance of insects buzzing around. 

Our giant London Plane is reputed to be the largest outside of London with its camouflage bark and sweeping branches it really is quite stunning.  Its camouflage bark, is not only attractive but useful to, It has that pattern because the bark breaks away in large flakes in order that the tree can cleanse itself of pollutants.... very clever . 

Oh well back to work ............................