The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
So some of you may have seen yesterday that I joined a blog group who will each follow a tree.
I signed up on the unexpectedly warmest day of spring so far, with a whole garden load of other things to do.
But fear not. Thankfully the organiser has set up the project so that a link compilation is available for a week. I’ve had time to start being more thorough about my tree.
This is the north facing trunk. It has quite a lot if growth on it.
Here’s the same section but more close up. There are also little clusters of a leafier lichen too. They’re here.
Then to the south it looks like this:
But I found it most interesting to the west where it has a rust coloured covering.
The tree is surrounded on the south side by lavender plant. We added these ourselves about three years ago and the council workers weed around them now. On the north they never grew. We’ve tried new plants twice.
I’ll be trying to identify it with more effort shortly but it is quite hard without leaves.
For now here’s a close up of a twig it she’d last year. I bet the suspense is getting to you!
Does that have a face?
I think it’s
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