Liz – last month saw three severe winter storms pass across the state leaving the Seven-sons tree in my back garden here in Lexington, Kentucky covered in ice and snow.
These two pictures were taken on February 18th, and in the lower one the power cable is being pressed down by branches. I had to clip these away to allow the cable to return to it’s usual level. I hope that spring now brings much better weather so that the tree will show signs of new growth by next month.
Mike – Tuesday was a bright and sunny day so I detoured on my way home from the plot to have a look at the Hornbeam. From a distance it doesn’t look as green as it did last month, and close up it was noticeable that the lichen had mostly faded to a greyish-green. Also visible, as you can see in the lower picture, are the yellow catkins starting to form.
By next month they should be bigger and I’ll be able to get better photos of them.
Take care, and have a good weekend!