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Silver Birches in November

Janey

By Janey


Silver Birches in November (Betula pendula (Silver birch))



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is this in your garden? its very beautiful

1 Nov, 2011

 

Fantastic pic Janey....

1 Nov, 2011

 

lovely trees, my favourite bark i think ;o)

2 Nov, 2011

 

There my favourite bark aswell..

2 Nov, 2011

 

Wow, what a gorgeous picture Janey. You've made me want to get out the watercolours and try to paint it! Added to faves. :))

2 Nov, 2011

 

My favourites too, a great picture showing nice details of the pattern of the bark;0)

2 Nov, 2011

 

Such delightful colours.....

2 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks for the lovely comments girls, the Birches are fantastic this time of year aren't they. If you look close at the bark, there seems to be views of white water rapids!

If only Sticki!! My one Birch tree which I was sure was the pendula, is just the ordinary one....:o((.

Yes do Sheila, shall look forward to seeing it.

2 Nov, 2011

 

:)))

Will give it a try, but not sure I'd want to show my feeble attempt . . .

2 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Yes do Sheila , we would love to see your painting ..
A lovely photo Janey we have 2 in our garden they were babies when we put them in approx 16 years ago they are 40ft tall now .. Tony says they need topping but I like to see them as they are .........

4 Nov, 2011

 

Janey, you really do have an eye for photography...this is stunning! :))

5 Nov, 2011

 

Yes, beautiful shot! Autumn yellow and deep orangey pyricantha sprinkling across! Fav!

5 Nov, 2011

 

We would Sheila, how are you getting on? Just imagine a jigsaw...???....:o((

They grow so tall though Amy, these are at Normanby, the one in our garden must be nearly 20ft, planted 4 years ago, we need to take the top out too, to fit the garden.

Aw thanks Karen and Gt, the sun was just coming through those two birches....:o)

6 Nov, 2011

 

Have to do a Christmas card first, Janey, unless I can think of a way to make this "Christmassy"?!

6 Nov, 2011

 

Love these birches. Have been thinking of having a go at growing some from seed. I noticed that there are some advertised in the Chiltern seeds catalogue. Anybody tried growing trees from seed?

7 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Angela, I have a friend who has grown a Metasequoia from seed from the Chiltern catalogue - it is now 20ft tall! I've tried Acers, but they are Very Slow . . .

Someone once told me that trees grown in warmer climes germinate more quickly.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Wow Sheila, clever you! Will the Xmas card be a painting that you'll copy as cards? You could use this an slap some snow up the side of the birches and dripping off the leaves, add robin of course....maybe you could do it all on the computer? Have you got photo shop?

Hi Angela, the birch tree in my garden was from a seed of our original birches at our first house. They grow quite easily naturally, in fact I'm often pulling seedlings out. My tree was one I trained as a Bonsai, then when we moved I gave it to Mum, who hates Bonsais, and she tipped it out into her garden. There it grew for 6 years until we retrieved it again and brought it to this garden. I'm a bit disappointed that it's not the pendula one though. I would always go for that type.

That's interesting Sheila, I suppose it all depends on the type of tree too Birches are quite easy and quick growers.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Janey, yes, I usually do a painting, then have it miniaturised (if necessary) and printed onto card at Prontoprint. I don't even know if I have photo shop - am not very good on the computer!!

Btw, I didn't know birches were easy from seed - might try that. I have 2 or 3 Ash bonsai from seedlings found in the garden.

7 Nov, 2011



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