This is the time of year when the Linden, or Lime trees, are in flower and the scent can be a knock-out.
Most of our local limes are of the large-leaved species, TILIA PLATYPHILOS and some are hybrids between the large-leaved and the small-leaved limes. Their flowers are virtually indistinguishable: about 1 cm across, with pale yellow petals. The sweet scent attracts hundreds of bees.
The biggest cluster of lime trees on the Common is along Royal Parade.