Archive for September, 2019

A dead leaf on the London plane I am following in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay


The end of summer here in Cardiff continued to see changeable weather, most recently blustery showers.

Temperatures are falling suddenly as we move into autumn.

The London plane (Platanus × hispanica or Platanus × acerifolia) I am following in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, still looks lush and green but was beginning to show signs of weakness when I visited it on September 2. (more…)

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A small hornbeam tree (Carpinus betulus) in Cardiff Bay, heavy with its distinctive little nuts held in leafy bracts


The tree-following link box has now closed for another month. Here in Wales the weather was mixed in August, but managed very high temperatures for the late August Bank Holiday Monday.

Now September has begun and already there is an autumnal nip in the air.

You will find everyone’s updates below, so enjoy exploring…

Alison at the Blackberry Garden – the solitary quince

Erika Groth in Sweden – aspens

JayP – Amblings around Penwith (Cornwall) – flowering dogwood

Pat – Squirrelbasket – the London plane of Mermaid Quay

Andrew – Kind Hearts and Corydalis – Oliver the oak

Flighty’s Plot – Liz’s witch hazel in Lexington, Kentucky, and Mike’s apple tree

Hollis – In the Company of Plants and Rocks – Russian hawthorn in Wyoming – and a rabbit

Frances at Island Threads, off the North West coast of Scotland – hawthorn

If you are new to tree following, read all about the idea here. Why not join us? Point us to any tree-related post you would like to share, using the link box published on the 7th of each month and lasting for a week.

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Frilly fruits on the trees in front of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay

There’s always something I haven’t seen before when I am in Cardiff Bay. This time, on a blustery day, I noticed these unusual, heavy fruits on the trees in front of the Wales Millennium Centre. (more…)

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