Archive for May, 2021

Oak in Victoria Park in May

Every month when I visit Victoria Park in Cardiff to check on my Lombardy poplar tree I also take some general snapshots to show how the seasons are progressing. Here are my latest photos… (more…)

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Young beech leaves in Thompson’s Park, Cardiff

I visit my nearest green space, Thompson’s Park in Canton, Cardiff, at least once a month. It has a small lower garden with a duck pond and an upper field surrounded by trees, currently at their spring best. Here are my latest pictures:

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Leaves of the Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’) in Victoria Park, Cardiff, in May


Just for a change there was a hail storm as I set out to visit the Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’) in Cardiff’s Victoria Park this week. After a very dry April May has been very showery and a bit cold. I guess we have already had our summer…

On this visit the new golden leaves of last month had turned a fresh green. Here are my pictures… (more…)

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The flowers of a horse chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) in a Cardiff park this week


It’s that time again for the monthly tree-following link box, which will stay open for your tree-related links until 7pm GMT on May 14.

The weeks are flying by so quickly, especially now we in the UK are gradually being granted more freedom of movement as the Covid-19 pandemic lessens its grip here. Sadly many parts of the world are not as lucky.

April was a very cold and dry month but there was some rain in the last week as we moved into May. We have now even had some late hail and snow flurries, although mostly there has been lovely spring sunshine, bright but not hot.

Later in the week I hope to visit the Lombardy poplar tree I am monitoring in Victoria Park, not too far from home, but I wonder what the rest of you tree followers are up to? I’m sure some of you still have snow…

Hopefully you will have something new to report. Any tree-related post is acceptable from contributors old and new.

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Tulips in Victoria Park in April

As usual I took some general pictures around Cardiff’s Victoria Park when I visited in April for the monthly Lombardy poplar tree following update. I found it was tulip time and the cherry trees were also in blossom. Here are the latest images… (more…)

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