Archive for May, 2022

New flower buds and last year’s husks on the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) in Cardiff’s Victoria Park


As we pass from late spring into summer here in Cardiff the weather is warming up, although we still have an occasional wet day for the benefit of the garden.

It was sunny but surprisingly blustery when I visited Victoria Park to visit the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) this week.

The statuesque tree is now full of leaves at that lovely, fresh light green stage of growth.

Here are the pictures from my latest visit… (more…)

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Young linden leaves – I think this tree on the corner of our road is a Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’ or weeping silver lime as the flowers are always highly scented and the leaves will have white backs when they mature…


This year is running away with me! So little time and already here we are for the May tree-following get-together. Hello to the regular followers, while any new enthusiasts are also very welcome to join us.

Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere so the trees are at their fresh green best (unless you prefer autumn).

We had some warm and dry weather here in South Wales in April with just a few rainy days.

Next week we are expecting a mini heatwave in Cardiff so I hope to make my monthly visit the tall tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) in Victoria Park.

I wonder what all you regular tree followers are up to? I’m sure you will have something new to report. Point to any tree-related post you would like to share, using the link box below. And please don’t forget to leave a comment.

The link box is now open for contributions and will stay open until 7pm GMT on May 14.

If you are new to tree following, read all about the idea here, although I appreciate that I must update that page when I have the chance!

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