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At last the hornbeam fruits are changing colour…

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Amazing to think this is my tenth blog post about the hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) I am following in Llandaff Fields, Cardiff. Thanks again to Lucy Corrander for setting up her Loose and Leafy tree-following project.

I visited on October 2, at the end of a long, dry, mild month. But I knew cold, wet and windy weather was coming, so I had (more…)

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Hornbeam leaves and fruit, September 8, 2014…

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Patience is a virtue I don’t have. But “my” hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is in no hurry to embrace Autumn (which our transatlantic cousins call Fall). So my most recent visit to the tree in Llandaff Fields, Cardiff, was a little bit disappointing.

Thanks to Lucy Corrander’s Loose and Leafy blog, a whole bunch of us are “following a tree” and reporting back every month on what’s been happening. I left my September visit as late as I could, in the hope of seeing a seasonal change.

I always say I love Autumn, but (more…)

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Liquidambar leaves on the frosty lawn…

It has been a long, slow autumn. Usually it is sharp and sweet between September and November, but this year some autumn colour has remained long into December. I guess it’s because we haven’t had enough hard frost yet.

Eventually the last ash leaf (more…)

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Grey wagtail on the roof, November 14, 2013…

There is definitely something in the air. Although so many trees are still green, the weather has suddenly become colder and drier. I knew something had changed when (more…)

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Chrome yellow Mahonia flowers through a wet window…

It’s time to catch up with the garden. October and November in South Wales have been very wet and often windy. While areas farther south in England suffered in the St Jude’s Day storms a week ago, our big gales (more…)

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Misty hammock webs on Euonymus…

I am interrupting my summer holiday picture blog posts to take note of the September weather here in South Wales. There is a nip in the air and yesterday autumn lived up to its reputation as the season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

I couldn’t have told you until I looked it up, but that line is (more…)

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I always thought Vincent van Gogh’s cypress trees looked flame-shaped – so I’ve corrected the colour…

Trees are green, right? So I suppose it’s not surprising that people have taken notice when a tree is red. And many times on different continents they have likened it to fire. So here I am going to look at the various flame trees and burning bushes…

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Fire and water – my Euonymus alatus leaves after rain this week…

I’ll tell you what got me thinking about this – it was my Euonymus alatus – also (more…)

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