Documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

TREE FOLLOWING LINK BOX FOR MAY

Trees grow in surprising places.
I've been following this sycamore in a drain for several years.
Yes! There are trees growing underground.
Why don't you see if you can find some too?
May 3rd 2014
It's the 7th of May. This is going round almost too fast!

How are your trees coming along?
Leaves opened?
Flowers gone?
Fruits and seeds beginning to show?
Or not yet?
Buds opening?
Bark flaking?
Leaves falling?
Birds nesting?
Fledged?
Flying?
Settling in or ready to go?
Insects walking?
Bees humming?

What's happening to your tree? Wherever you are - we're dying to know!

The link box for Tree Following Posts is at the foot of the page.

Leaves at top of elderberry tree with flower buds.

IT WILL STAY OPEN UNTIL
14TH MAY
7PM UK TIME

There's an introduction to Tree Following
and a list of participants
on the
Tree Following Page.
It's never too late to join us!

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May Links

March and April links are on
the Tree Following Page

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46 comments:

myaberdeengarden said...

Hi Lucy - I learnt two things about my tree this month that I didn't know before: One that it has little round flowers and two that the saplings in my garden may not be beech after all! Great meme - looking forward to seeing what has happened to the other trees this month.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Morning Annette - good to know now where hayfever comes from!

Linda Penney said...

Lucy your update is awesome on your tree thank you for sharing

Joanne Wilson said...

Great, I was out taking photos this morning & have added my link for this month. Take care.

Donna said...

Not much change in the tree due to the cold weather here, but I suspect it will change quite a bit soon...

Tim Havenith said...

Hi Lucy, finally getting up to date with my tree following! Thanks for running this project :)
Hope you're well.

ADRIAN said...

I really enjoy this. It always makes me smile. Don't they ever clean your drains?

HELENE said...

Thanks for hosting the tree following meme again, my tree has got leaves by now and looks lovely and fresh :-)

Natalie Bass said...

This month is all about blossom for the two trees that I'm following. My favourite time of year! Am really enjoying this meme, and reading about other people's observations, THANK YOU!

Alan said...

MIssed last month, but nothing was really happening anyway. :)

Papaver said...

I've added my link to this month. I am really enjoying this meme and reading about every else's trees.

amanda peters said...

Checking out how all the trees are doing. How quickly things are moving now, it can change daily.
I will try and get a tree in....!
Amanda.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Link added, but I've got the URL wrong again! so it links to the newest blog rather than the tree one! One day I'll get it right.

beangenie said...

Such a good meme for making me really look, instead of just rushing past… thank you!

Anna said...

Amazing how quickly another month has gone - will return later Lucy to visit other trees and their humans.

Caroline Gill said...

Lucy, have sent you an email ... Mr Linky has rejected my url (I think).

Much looking forward to reading new TF posts, Caroline (Wild and Wonderful)

Caroline Gill said...

Thank you, Lucy, for checking this out ... I am now connected.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

NOW the tree following post is published! I'm not sure how to delete the link on your blog. So will leave it to you. At least I know what I did wrong so should get it right next month!

Green Lizard said...

Made it in May. That month flew by.

chloris said...

I'm really enjoying the tree following meme. Thank you for hosting it. It makes us pay far more attention to trees and it is a great opportunity to do a bit of research and find out all about our chosen trees.

allotmentinmygarden said...

I'm loving this monthly record of my tree, it is beautiful with all its blossom at the moment. Doesn't the time go quickly though?!
Cathy

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

Hi Lucy, my hawthorn very thoughtfully saved itself and started blooming yesterday, perfect timing!

ontheedgegardening said...

Hard to believe this is Follow No. 3, time flies! Loving my new relationship with the medlar. Thanks Lucy :)

Jane Scunthorpe said...

Missed no 2 as we were on our hole, so glad to do no. 3, although I thin it is all going pear-shaped as far as my poor Fig tree is concerned !! It has hardly any leaves/ leaf buds. And I think I am the culprit with my over-enthusiastic pruning...

Thanks for hosting again Lucy!

Jane Scunthorpe said...

Typo ... we were on our 'hols' for post no. 2 ... not down a hole as my last comment suggests !!

Solarbeez said...

It looks like I'm going to have to wait a week or two before she opens up her blossoms...something to look forward to.

flightplot said...

I hope to be doing an update on the willow I'm following either on Sunday or early next week. Flighty xx

Hollis said...

thanks, Lucy, for getting me down to the river yesterday -- my tree is finally starting to bloom and the sunset was amazing

Dartford Warbler said...

This month I have learned that my tree is having a quiet year. There`s not nearly so much blossom as there was last spring.

thevioletfern.com said...

Oh, I want to save that little tree from the drain and plant it somewhere where it can grow, grow, grow!

Helen Gazeley said...

Not so much of a tree anymore, my lilac, but it's showing promise as a bush. Looking forward to seeing what happens. Lovely meme. Thank you for hosting.

Helen Gazeley said...

Not so much of a tree anymore, my lilac, but it's showing promise as a bush. Looking forward to seeing what happens. Lovely meme. Thank you for hosting.

telltaletherapy said...

becoming quite attached to my Hornbeam which is a bit of birch

Crafty Green Poet said...

I've been blogging about my larch every week so there are four links from me here, hopefully in the right order and linking to the right posts...

I'm fascinated by the larch flowers and how they're developing....

The Orchard Year said...

Late again ... wish I'd found the time to blog every week like crafty green poet as the blossom has almost gone now but fortunately I did get some pictures of it and I've included them in my post

flightplot said...

I've just posted my tree following post for this month, and added it to the links.
It's good to see so many people posting updates as they have, and which I'll enjoy looking at later today.
Flighty xx

Lyn said...

what a difference from last month! enjoying this, thank you for organizing this Lucy.

squirrelbasket said...

I can't thank you enough for starting me on this new adventure! Rapidly becoming a bit of an obsession.
I look forward to looking at all the other tree followers' posts.
Best wishes :)

Pat Webster said...

Oh, if only a month had made a difference! My corkscrew hazel is showing promise, with lots of buds. Imagination has to do the rest. But next month... can't wait!

Pat Webster said...

Oh, if only a month had made a difference! My corkscrew hazel is showing promise, with lots of buds. Imagination has to do the rest. But next month... can't wait!

Down by the sea said...

My apple tree surprised me this month! Sarah X

PlantPostings said...

The buds on the Shagbark Hickory are a little delayed this year, but I should have more to share next month. Thanks, again, for hosting!

groundtoground.org said...

Just made it from way over here in Australia - seriously though just bashed out an assignment for Uni so finally had some time to write for myself.

lafosse said...

Phew, made it easily this month... well, with 14 hours to go, it feels like I made it with time to spare!

It's been a chilly late April / early May so my tree hasn't maintained the progress it made in warmer early April. But that's the climate in northern Europe for you... a warm early spring often flatters to deceive.

Tomorrow, internet connection permitting, I will have time to browse some progress other people's trees are making. I've not had chance in the past few weeks.

Best wishes to all,
Carole at La Fosse, Normandy, France

Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Hi Lucy, A great round up of trees again. This month my plum trees are causing concern as the leaves have been attacked by aphids! I've been trying to find organic solutions to the problem! Caro x

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

Too late for the link this month but I have blogged about my little rowan tree. It did decide to burst into life after all!