Archive for September, 2021

A tiny face looking out from the bark of the Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’) in Victoria Park, Cardiff


The weather continues to be changeable in South Wales in early September. For a few days it was so dry with an easterly wind that I thought I would have to water the garden. Then the weather broke – luckily with no thunderstorms here but heavy rain.

This was just at the time I needed to visit the Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra ‘Italica’) in Cardiff’s Victoria Park, so I delayed going until it cleared up on Sunday, a day I normally stay at home.

The poplar still looks very fresh, with none of the tiredness you might expect towards the end of summer.

Here are my pictures… (more…)

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The magnificent hybrid wingnut tree (Pterocarya × rehderiana) in Cardiff’s Bute Park


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 September 14.

The world’s weather is crazy at the moment and we are even feeling it in a small way in South Wales. The second half of August was not at all summery, with a chill easterly wind and overcast skies. At least now September is bringing some warmer days.

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

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