Archive for September, 2020

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) in Victoria Park in September

Recently I had to deliver a magazine to a friend on a street beyond the “far” side of Victoria Park, so decided to enter the gardens by a different entrance from my first visit in July (see here), which had just taken me through the central pathway.

With the Cardiff Council Parks people concentrating only on essentials at the moment, Victoria Park is all trees but no flower beds. But some of these trees are magnificent. (more…)

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‘Blood-dipped’ Parrotia leaves in September


There is not much new in my monthly tree-following bulletin this time.

The Persian ironwood (Parrotia persica) in my garden still has a mixture of healthy green leaves in the shade and red-edged leaves on the branches reached by the sun.

We have had a great deal of rain in the last month in South Wales but also plenty of sun, so the tree seems to be thriving.

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Ripening cherries in a neighbour’s garden last week


The tree-following link box has closed for another month.

Here in South Wales August was wet, wet, wet. And now that I have put away the cooling fans for another season we are promised a mini heatwave. Instead of early autumn will we get an Indian summer?

Any tree-related post is acceptable in these lock-down times and everyone has found something interesting to say. You will find everyone’s updates below – slightly fewer than usual, but September is that kind of “nothing” month now that autumn starts so late. Enjoy exploring…

Crafty Green Poet – Juliet in Edinburgh, Scotland – horse chestnut

Flighty’s Plot – Liz’s white oak in Lexington, Kentucky, and Mike’s plum tree

Erika Groth in Sweden – possibly Salix fragilis

Alison at the Blackberry Garden – the quince count continues…

Pat – Squirrelbasket – Cardiff, Wales – Persian ironwood in September

If you are new to tree following, read all about the idea here.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed in September. Why not join us next time? Just 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. Although we all try to publish our tree followings every month, we are very forgiving if you post less often.

See you in October…

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