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Trees 2

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Here is part 2 of my trees, photos taken during the year.

Our woodland which we planted 14 years ago consists of oak, betula, beech, hornbeam, larch, hazel, salix, alder and pine.

A cluster of Prunus – P shirotae, P cerasifera nigra, P Kanzan, P amanogawa

Laburnum vossii

Malus Evereste

Liriodendron tulipifera and Betula silver shadow

Picea orientalis aurea, has beautiful yellow new growth tips in May

Catalpa bignonioides aurea

Cedrus deodara and Acer drummondii

More to follow ….

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Beautiful photos always enjoy seeing your woodland it must be a pleasure to walk around it .

5 Jan, 2018

 

A veritable arboretum. Love them all.

5 Jan, 2018

 

Wow, all so desirable! Had to smile at the Catalpa - a little baby with a big future!

5 Jan, 2018

 

How lovely Dawn! Going to my favourites. The Laburnum is such a spectacular tree in flower. About a year ago I planted one here and seeing yours just reminded me of all I have to look forward to. It was only a sapling when planted, but Im sure in a few years it will be lovely, as will your Catalpa!

5 Jan, 2018

 

A feast for the eyes........we have Shirotea, which I love, also Liriodendron, we took out the Catalpa, was a poor specimen, our daughter has a lovely one, so I admire hers......
Any future visitors are going to love your garden Dawn!!

5 Jan, 2018

 

more please! this is a beautiful blog. I'd love a small woodland in the garden but not enough space.

5 Jan, 2018

 

Super images!

Just think what the woodland will be like in another fourteen years.

5 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks everyone! More to follow, a few special acers and cornus :) plus Populus candicans Aurora :)

5 Jan, 2018

 

I didn't realise you'd planted the woodland yourselves Dawn, how wonderful ! :)

5 Jan, 2018

 

Thank you Kidsgran, yes I love it.
Siris, you need to come and see it.
Haha Stera, yes Catalpa is a baby, i might keep it small.
Laburnums are lovely Karen, watch out for snails, they love to climb and nibble.
Thanks Dotty, Seaburn, Eirlys.
Yes Hywel, it was a 2 acre paddock beyond the garden, we bought tree whips in bunches of 25 and planted them chess board pattern, took a few years for them to compete with the grass, hard to believe now.

5 Jan, 2018

 

That's wonderful Dawn. It must have been exciting watching your very own woodland develop :)

5 Jan, 2018

 

If only i’d had a crystal ball Hywel. I was worried they wouldn’t grow in the wet clay, then there were many years to establish. I wanted to grow woodland plants but it was useless. The grass was dominant then gradually a canopy formed and the rest is history all in a space of 14 years.

5 Jan, 2018

 

It looks as if it's been there much longer than that. I'm glad it's established so well for you :)

5 Jan, 2018

 

Me too Hywel, once they got going, they grew fast, they should be thinned out a little really but feel it's sad to cut a tree down.

5 Jan, 2018

 

I agree :)

6 Jan, 2018

 

A wonderful achievement which must give you great pleasure every single day. It is a beautiful area.

6 Jan, 2018

 

It's does Wildrose, we love it

6 Jan, 2018

 

And that is why you must open this fabulous garden to the public, you really, really, must Dawn, the NGS would love itπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

6 Jan, 2018

 

Yeah! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

6 Jan, 2018

 

Do you think Dotty, Karen. I’m going to email them and see if they want to come and have a look, maybe June with a view to opening June 2019. Must do it while I’m feeling confident.

6 Jan, 2018

 

Definitely!

6 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks Karen, I need to find out initially which county I fit into, we have one of those situations where the post code is Derbyshire but we're in NW Leicestershire

7 Jan, 2018

 

What a transformation you have achieved,from a Paddock,Dawn..and a fabulous selection too..I echo the above suggestions ,to open your garden to the public..go on girl,you can do it ! Lol x

7 Jan, 2018

 

You're very encouraging Bloomer, thank you. It look years for it to transform from a field full of sticks to a woodland, now we love seeing the trees going through each season.

7 Jan, 2018

 

How long have you lived there Dawn? is it 18 years now?

7 Jan, 2018

 

Stunning, and to know its all your own work must give you a great deal of pleasure.
Please do join the ngs Dawn, We are not far away and wood love to come and see your garden.

8 Jan, 2018

 

A real gem, I too think it would be lovely to visit, no pressure mind, lol...

8 Jan, 2018

 

So glad you're considering joining the NGS Dawn- I could never understand why you hadn't - it will give joy to so many people.

8 Jan, 2018

 

Beautiful trees, Dawnsaunt! Nitpicker that I am, I noticed that the Pinus is actually a Picea, but they are still all gorgeous.

9 Jan, 2018

 

Thanks Tugbrethil, no idea what I did there, amended now:)
Karen, 20 years now.
Stroller, Sue, how kind.
Stera, various reasons - lm lacking in confidence a bit, its far from perfect, I'm still working part time so time constraints, plant name knowledge (my new book Plant Names Simplified is brilliant ;-) plus there are areas that aren't established.

10 Jan, 2018

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