Here we are again with the monthly shout-out to all tree followers. If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.
I know August can be a difficult time to keep up with the tree following, what with holidays and days at the beach. And in some ways trees look as if “nothing is happening”. So I was delighted so many regular followers – and two new ones – took part this month.
The August tree-following link box is now closed, but at the bottom of this post you will find links to all the wonderful contributions we received this month…
In Cardiff it has mainly been a cool summer. We had about three days of “heatwave” but more recently we have had wet and windy weather.
The trees are at “peak green” and, if they could think, they would probably be thinking about autumn and “letting it all go”.
In many cases the trees have made their fruits but not ripened them yet.
That particular linden tree (lime) always intrigues me as at this time of year, when the flowers have all gone, its perfume is heady and beautiful. How come? And it’s one I have always tried to identify as a Tilia cordata, Tilia platyphyllos or Tilia x europaea, but now I’m wondering if it’s a Tilia tomentosa or silver linden, as the backs of the leaves are downy white. Any ideas?
It has been a surprisingly busy month for followers, considering it’s high summer, and we even have two NEW followers, so let’s welcome them first:
Thank you to everyone – see you all again on September 7!