Tree following, October 2019

Liz – There has been a drought here in Lexington, Kentucky for the past six weeks so it’s not surprising that my Witch Hazel has shown signs of stress.  It was the driest and hottest  September on record.

Once the leaves have been shed the flower buds now starting to form will appear providing much welcome colour into the winter.

Mike – All the fruit both on the Apple tree and scattered on the ground have now gone and the leaves are showing first signs of changing colour prior to shedding.  Looked at from this side it doesn’t appear to be lop-sided which it is viewed from the other side thanks to being hacked rather injudiciously rather than pruned properly.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following as usual.  If you want to see what it’s all about, and perhaps follow one too, please click on the link shown over on the right-hand side.

Have a good weekend!

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18 Responses to Tree following, October 2019

  1. Jo says:

    Yes, there’ll be big changes for both trees over the coming month. It’s nice to see the leaves starting to change colour but sad when they drop.

  2. Liz says:

    Mike, apples are ready for picking here. In fact, my garden club is visiting a local orchard this evening to hear a talk about varieties and drink fresh pressed cider.
    The tree pruning look like something I might do!
    Thanks for posting about my witch hazel. Liz

  3. Liz you are very welcome to some of our water, it seems to have been raining here for the last six weeks! I do love it when the cycle begins again, the leaves are shed and the hope for next year begins. Hope you enjoyed the apples Mike 🙂 x

  4. snowbird says:

    Climate change sure is a worry Liz! I still have lots of apples on my ancient apple tree, but many are now littering the ground.xxx

  5. nikkipolani says:

    Buds in time for winter — what an unusual thing to read about!

  6. It will be good to have some winter colour from the witch hazel to brighten our days, when everything else is dormant.
    I see the BBC said this morning that today is Apple Day in the UK, although I read that it is officially October 21. I guess they are making a weekend of it.
    All the best 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Pat I agree, it sure will. I must remember that for tomorrow.
      Thanks, and to you too. xx

    • Liz says:

      Pat I think that we’re in for a late autumn reward as I’ve just checked the witch hazel and it’s beginning to bloom, although the leaves remain for now.
      Thanks for hosting Tree following. Liz.

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