Tree following, May 2021

Liz – Here in Lexington, Kentucky the Seven-sons tree in my back garden looks to have recovered from the hard pruning it had earlier in the year,  which I mentioned last month.  Lots of new leaves have appeared which I hope means that there’ll be plenty of blossom in late summer.  There is also new growth where a branch was cut off.


Mike – Just a couple of photos from me this month to show how green the Hornbeam  in the park now looks compared to last month thanks to the fresh green leaves.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting tree following, and if you want to see what it’s all about, and perhaps join in, please have a look at this tree following post.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

19 thoughts on “Tree following, May 2021”

    1. Jo, the weather here has been relatively cool for the US Upper South with temperatures in the 60sF in May. I love the fresh green too. Liz


  1. Both trees looking good and green. The Seven Sons has obviously benefitted from it’s hard pruning and I so like the shape of that Hornbeam. Lovely post thank you.


  2. Mike, your hornbeam is looking good. I’ve been pulling off the suckers that have appeared on the seven sons since the pruning.


    1. Nikki, The seven sons has new growth where I want it and where I don’t want it! So I am rushing out to peel off a new shoot when I see one appear! Liz


    1. Andrew, Kentucky has more extreme weather than the UK, usually. From my childhood and early adult years in England, the temperate climate was a gardener’s paradise. I understand climate change has complicated gardening conditions somewhat there too.
      I think I read about the seven sons tree for sale in the UK, a fairly recent phenomenon. It’s particular charm is its late summer bloom late August into September which I hope I’ll be able to post, thanks to Mike’s generosity. Liz

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