I've just signed up to follow a tree! That sounds as if a tree got up and walked and I snuck along behind!
As usual when it comes to technical bloggy things I'm not sure what I'm doing but I think I've linked up with Loose and leafy blog to do a post on the 7th of each month about a tree. I should have started earlier in the year and today is the 8th so I'm already too late - story of my life!
I believe our tree is a
Ruby Horse Chestnut tree is a particularly choice clone of a hybrid
horse chestnut, resulting from a cross between the European horse
chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) with white flowers and an eastern
North American native (the shrubby Aesculus pavia) with red ones. It is a
better landscape plant than either of its parents and should be planted
more widely. 'Briotii' originated in 1858 from seed grown at the
Trianon in France.
I didn't know that in the States the Horse Chestnut is known as the Buckeye, so I've learned something already.
Here is our tree today
Who ever planted this tree unfortunately put a row of Leyllandii very close. We can't remove them as they separate our garden from the campsite. I'm sure they have restricted the growth of the Chestnut.
I completely forgot to mention that April 4th marked one year of blogging on Blogspot after my trials of using Wordpress. I've made so many blogging friends during that year. It's been brilliant. So a belated thank you to everyone who has read, commented and hopefully enjoyed reading about our quiet Suffolk life.