Category Archives: monthly tree post

Tree Update: a Moment of Unseasonal Joy

There is little to report on the witch hazel that I am watching for the meme hosted by Lucy of Loose and Leafy. Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ has grown another 3 cm since last month and now reaches 142 cm so … Continue reading

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A Quick Peep in the Greenhouse

I haven’t been able to do much except ramble through the garden this week but look forward to having a clearer week shortly to get back on track with all that needs doing. Even seasonal harvesting tasks like picking tomatoes … Continue reading

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Red Shoes and Pink Hairnets

As my secateurs continued their lopping frenzy today and created yet another task in doing so, it reminded me of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy story called ‘The Red Shoes’ in which the girl’s red shoes continue dancing of their … Continue reading

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The Culling Fields

Don’t worry, I shan’t be culling my little Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’, the tree I am watching for Lucy of  Loose and Leafy‘s tree watching meme. Unlike many of the other trees that people have been watching, my tree’s main period … Continue reading

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Tree Watching: a Growth Spurt

When I measured my witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Amethyst’, the tree I am observing for Lucy’s tree watching meme, it seems to have put on a growth spurt, now measuring 95cms which is nearly 20cms more than when I first measured … Continue reading

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Tree Following: Winter Quarters

After the changing colours of autumn and leaf fall and the gradual development and opening of flower buds the young witch hazel I have been watching for Lucy’s tree-following meme may not merit much of a glance for several months. … Continue reading

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Tree Following: the Witch Hazel Detective

The young witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ that I am following for Lucy’s meme looks little different from a month ago, although the difficulty of getting such a twiggy thing in focus doesn’t help in making comparisons. The flowers are … Continue reading

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A Quick Tree Update

There is little change on the tree I am watching for Lucy’s Loose and Leafy meme, but the pretty flowers on the Hamamelis ‘Amethyst’ are now past their best and will gradually shrivel and die like those on ‘Magic Fire’ … Continue reading

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Tree Watch: Not Just White

On the 7th of each month Lucy hosts a tree watching meme on her Loose and Leafy blog. Although some bloggers have changed the trees they were observing after the first year I am sticking with my little witch hazel, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Tree Following: Coming Out

              …and a word of thanks to Lucy at Loose and Leafy for hosting this monthly tree following meme!

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