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Follow that tree in August

I started following our tree in March when I joined this great group. This year has seen one of the best summers in a while in The Netherlands.

We’ve had a bumper harvest at our allotment and the warmest her has been warm dry and mild.

It’s hard to tell what this has done for our tree.

It’s in full leaf I think. And the canopy stretches across the road towards it’s opposite number. It also shades our from garden and the front of our house. Which has been positive for heat if not for light.


The lavender at the base isn’t doing as well with the dry weather and it’s very dry indeed but still tall and bushy.


Today a blackbird was busy hopping through the branches looking for food in the garden below. He’s probably hoping I’ll cut the grass and give him some bugs to forage for.

He wasn’t cooperating with the camera today though.

12 comments on “Follow that tree in August

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    August 7, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post thank you for sharing have a blessed day


  2. andy1076
    August 7, 2014

    tsk no camera shot no worms I’d tell that shy bird πŸ˜› what a huge tree though!


    • lizard100
      August 7, 2014

      Good point. The tree is very well and could date back to the 1950s when our house was built.


  3. Lucy Corrander
    August 7, 2014

    I hadn’t realised before how big this tree is. That it stretches over the street and gives it shade is very pleasant.


  4. Chloris
    August 7, 2014

    A lovely tree in all its summer splendour.


  5. coastcard
    August 8, 2014

    Yes, our Blackbirds always enjoy the grubs after the lawn has been mown … and we have also had a good summer, though all are on the alert for the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha …


  6. Hollis
    August 9, 2014

    That is an impressive canopy! the photo with the house catches it nicely


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