We believe this tree by the fishing lake, beyond the bottom of the Garden, is a marsh cypress (taxodium distichum), also known as a red cypress. That sounds right doesn’t it? They are native to the South East of the USA, but are recognised as a good ornamental tree. Wikipedia says that one of the oldest specimens in Europe was planted in the 1900s in the Arboretum de Pézanin in Burgundy, France. I wonder if ours is older than that? It was particularly stunning this week.
It was cold this week, until the sun finally broke through early afternoon. So it was a day for physical work. The men did heavy lifting; while others of us did some weeding, trimming and transplanting.