Tree Following, April 2015 – A brief update

Liz's Stewartia early April '15Given the anything but springlike weather for much of March both in Kentucky, USA and here in London, UK it’s not really surprising that neither Liz’s Stewartia or a fig tree that I’m following have visibly changed very much since last month so we’ve decided not to do separate posts just a brief update.

Liz sent me this picture a couple of days ago saying that at last new buds are just starting to appear on her Stewartia, and that she was relieved that it had survived the winter.

One of the trees that I was thinking about following this year is a plum (?) of some kind which is less than a hundred feet away from my plot.  It’s now in blossom, and as you can see looks lovely.

Easter blossom

See Lucy’s Tree Following post for details of what it’s all about , and this post for other tree followers posts for this month.

Happy tree following, and have a good weekend!

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18 Responses to Tree Following, April 2015 – A brief update

  1. Caro says:

    The plum trees here were the first of the fruit trees to blossom just a couple of days ago – one of my favourite late spring sights. I’m hoping that the warm and still weather will continue to give the bees a chance to pollinate the flowers – maybe this year will be the year we get some fruit!

  2. Joanne says:

    My plum tree is just starting to blossom, it does look lovely when all the blossom is out xx

  3. Liz says:

    The Stewartia didn’t know its picture would make it to press! It (and I) say “thank you!” More rain here, so perhaps the green buds will grow fuller and burst into wonderful blooms for May’s post. We can hope. . .

  4. Jo says:

    I’m sure you’ll both see a big difference in the trees with another month under their belts, everything seems to be springing back to life now. My little peach tree is blooming away but there’s no blossom yet on any of the other trees.

  5. CJ says:

    Gorgeous plum blossom. My figs are just starting to open ever so slightly.

  6. nikkipolani says:

    I do like those plum blossoms. I think all the stone fruit trees have such sweet blooms in spring. And good news that Liz’s tree is still alive and, from the looks of it, planning a big splash soon.

  7. snowbird says:

    My fig is doing precious little….the plums are just beginning to blossom. I do love the pic here of the plum blossom, it’s so delicate isn’t it, perfect against a blue

  8. I think it’s a very good idea to follow something that’s within easy reach. A plum should provide plenty of interest. I hope you’ll tell us what you do with the harvest, too!

  9. Chloris says:

    Lovely plum blossom, it is great to see all the blossom coming out with this warm weather.

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