First an apology. I’m so sorry I missed last month’s tree following. I remembered a little too late and the door was closed. I have apologised to the keeper of the Tree Following Portal, the lovely Lucy Corrander looseandleafy.blogspot.co.uk , and I have been absolved for my blogging sins. This generosity of spirit may have been influenced by the fact she didn’t manage to post either. For once in my life I am definitely “in with the in crowd”.
As usual, I digress, let us get back to the subject in hand, the larch, my beautiful larch. Well it is doing quite well. To my mere human eyes anyway. A couple of weeks ago it was looking a little brown in the needle department, slightly singed on the ends, which was a bit of a worry until something else came along to distract my attention. Fortunately it has bucked up signficantly and once more is looking lush and luxuriant. It was quite a dry spring so this may well have stressed the poor chap out. A healthy dose of North Devon rain and all is well again.
There are no signs of new cones as yet and I look as often as I remember and is decent to do so. Now that mid summer has passed and we creep slowly towards the autumn equinox their appearance must be imminent, perhaps next month.
I must rush as I can hear that door beginning to close again and I am not sure I would be forgiven again. I will leave you with my favourite memory of this month, as the larch reaches down its elegant boughs to greet the hay meadow beyond.