Up around the back of the Kenwood Dairies there is a small temperate zone where spring arrives a good deal earlier than on the rest of the estate. The ones out ahead of the pack are usually the camellias. In fact a lot of them were already in full flower down by the house before Christmas. I think that this little pink flower is also a camellia (the leaves certainly look camellia-ish) but a small, delicate single as opposed to the rather lusher blooms (now mainly over) by the house.
Just across the path from the camellia were these droopy creatures, whose buds however looked ready to leap into action. Are they rhododendrons? I am hoping that Emma will come to my rescue as usual!
Meanwhile, what are these black and luscious looking berries?