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Festival of Leaves: Week 2

Join in with this autumn challenge

Downy birch (Betula pubescens) is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the UK and northern Europe and northern Asia.



And feeling an exceptionally
Deciduous phase
I peeled my skin
To other days

You were there
And I was too
In my flat
As winter grew… 89 more words


Hydrangea lady

This week at the garden centre, one of the gardeners asked me my name. We exchanged introductions and she exclaimed; great to know your name! We all just call you the hydrangea lady!


Spot a Tree: The Elm Tree


Not only is the day waning, but the year. The low sun is fiery and yet cold behind the monastery ruin, and the Virginia creeper on the Cathedral wall has showered half is deep-red leaves down on the pavement.

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Tree Care

Thunderchild Crabapple Bonsai

Well, it’s not a bonsai yet, but it will be!

I am very excited for this tree. It came as a freebie after my nanking cherries were considered below par. 288 more words


Nanking Cherry Bonsai Update

So as you know I got 10 nanking cherries this spring. I didn’t mention this in my earlier post on these babies, but the nursery I bought them from does hardiness tests, so whatever they do with them it determines if they will survive the freeze/thaw cycle we get here in zone 3. 388 more words