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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

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awomanonabike

If summer never ended we wouldn’t get this 💛🧡 #reasonstobecheerfulpart3 😉 #katsura #burnt-toffee-tree #cercidiphyllum-japonicum

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, it’s beautiful, can’t wait for mine to look like this Jacqueline

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sarah. We are so lucky that it was here when we moved in, though it was a lot smaller… 🙄 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

How old is it Jacqueline, I’m wondering how long I have to wait 🤔

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awomanonabike

Mmm… I’d say probably about 30 to 35 years old, but it has always been fabulous even when it was much smaller. @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Oh blimey, I’ll be 80 odd 😂🤣

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awomanonabike

😂 As I said, it’s always been lovely Sarah… @sieveheadsarah

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columbiariver

How very stunning 😍

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columbiariver

I'm starting to think that way about my plants and plantings Sarah 😳😂😆🙃🤠 @sieveheadsarah

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gjones

Lovely fall colour

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awomanonabike

Thanks Laura. They do say we plant trees for the next generation… @columbiariver @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

Isn’t it just 😍 @gjones

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awomanonabike

A good day to enjoy the #Katsura 💛 #cercidiphyllum-japonicum

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awomanonabike

How’s yours Sarah? @sieveheadsarah

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lexijane

I love these. I’d really like to get one

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awomanonabike

I’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed Lexi. It’s a lovely shape too so not just for autumn 😊 @lexijane

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lexijane

The smell does it for me too 💛💛

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awomanonabike

Oh me too! We need #smell-o-vision 😉😂 @lexijane

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lexijane

Absolutely 😆😆. Luckily they have one where I go to college so I’ll give it a good sniff tomorrow 😉👃🏼

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lilybee

Is this the one that smells like caramel?

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sieveheadsarah

It’s not too bad Jacqueline, I don’t think it was very happy when I planted it in the ground and the hot sun really didn’t help, but it did grow some new leaves, so hopefully next year it’ll be happier, oh and the leaves that are still on it haven’t turned yet.

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awomanonabike

It is Sue 😃 @lilybee

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awomanonabike

We are a bit ahead of you up here 🙄 All it needs are a few leaves 🍂 Another season and I’m sure it will reward you @sieveheadsarah

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lilybee

There's a huge one of these where I volunteer and the smell is amazing, you've reminded me to go and find it when I'm there on Tuesday!

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awomanonabike

There is already an aroma of burnt toffee in the garden... ❄️❄️❄️ #cercidiphyllum-japonicum @sieveheadsarah

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lexijane

That at the top of my wishlist 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

It’s a wonderful tree Lexi. It was here when we moved in and I had never heard of it before. It soon became known as the burnt toffee tree 😃@lexijane

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jendren

Burnt toffee? Sounds like me making creme caramel 😂. Never heard of this tree -sounds lovely 😍

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sieveheadsarah

Oh how lovely Jacqueline, wish I could smell it 👃🏼👃🏼

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lexijane

There’s one where I go to college & I just love it 😍👃🏼

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awomanonabike

Yup! Or candy floss maybe. It looks lovely too, especially in the autumn 🍂 @jendren

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awomanonabike

Another one for #smell-o-vision 😉😂 @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

How lovely. Though presumably you’re not getting to see it at the moment 😢 @lexijane

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lexijane

No I’m not Jacqueline but I’m doing my course via zoom 😁

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awomanonabike

That’s brilliant. You must be so pleased that they are doing that. I hope you haven’t stressed too much about your background 😉😂 @lexijane

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lexijane

Haha!!! Oh yes it’s funny you should say that 🙄🤣

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awomanonabike

I wonder what this will look like tomorrow 🤔❄️🍂

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sieveheadsarah

It looks lovely Jacqueline, I hope the frosts don’t get it ☹️

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awomanonabike

Too late... 🙄 It will be fine though @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Oh no, I’ll be keeping my eye on the weather down here Jacqueline

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kaporyash

Beautiful 😍 lush green 🌲

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awomanonabike

Thanks Yash, I love the fresh leaves of spring 🌱🌿 @kaporyash

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awomanonabike

9 Oct 2019 • I wish I could take better photos of this fantastic tree. It lights up the inside of the house even on days like today when there was no sun, which also meant there was no smell of burnt toffee #katsura ☁️🍂

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ublaszko

We have a katsura tree in a local park but I've never been able to smell burnt toffee fragrance because all I can smell is cannabis 😰😷😂😂

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awomanonabike

🤣🤣🤣 Must be the crown fritillaries 😉🤣🤣 @ublaszko

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sharonhayden

Looks lovely 😊

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ublaszko

😂😂

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sharon. It’s a wonderful tree. It was already here when we moved in but I’ve always loved it. Everyone knows it as “the burnt toffee tree” 😊 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

That sounds like it would smell of bonfire night ! What tree is it?

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awomanonabike

It’s a #cercidiphyllum-japonicum Sharon. If you click on the book and the name above the photo it will take you to lots more examples 😊 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

Oh yes I recognise it now - I do use the encyclopaedia!!🤦🏻‍♀️

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awomanonabike

👍 @sharonhayden

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awomanonabike

9 Oct 18 • We’ve been away less than 3 weeks but #autumn seems to have passed while we were away - at least as far as the #cercidiphyllum is concerned. Though the scent of burnt toffee is still lingering 🍂

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rachelbrooks

Welcome home! 😬

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awomanonabike

Thank you Rachel. Holidays are wonderful but it’s good to be back 😊 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Nothing like your own bed! ☺️

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awomanonabike

True, and my garden 😊 @rachelbrooks

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clipperty

D’you know, I’d never actually heard of Katsura trees until a couple of weeks ago as one is in a new for 2019 NGS garden that I was reviewing. And now here there’s one in your garden! Learning all the time huh! Sounds like you’ve had a great trip...coming home is always good too! X x x

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pauline33

Welcome home hope you had a great holiday 😊 it’s a shame the wind is stripping all the trees of leaves and berries 😏

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awomanonabike

Isn’t it funny how that happens sometimes Claudia! It’s a wonderful tree. Ours was here when we moved in and is probably about 28 years old. We have always called it the burnt toffee tree because of the wonderful scent from the dead leaves 🍂🍂 @clipperty

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awomanonabike

Thanks Pauline, we had a wonderful time. Yes it’s been very windy here today but hopefully calming down tomorrow. Most of the other trees are still clinging onto their leaves, for now... 🙄🍂 @pauline33

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pauline33

Oh that’s good we’re the same tomorrow supposed to be almost like summer 😉 enjoy getting into your garden 😊😍

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awomanonabike

You too Pauline 😊 @pauline33

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pelly

Morning Jacqueline, welcome back, glad to hear you had a great time 😍😘

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awomanonabike

19 April 2018 • I’ve jut spotted these on my “burnt toffee tree”. What do you think Elaine? 🔍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom #sunshine

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@awomanonabike ahhhh! that must be what they call the flower....we found it..🤗🤗

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awomanonabike

👏👏👏 Thanks to you Elaine, or I wouldn’t have looked 🔍🤓 🔎@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@awomanonabike not exactly in your face are they......😉😂

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awomanonabike

Haha! No! I had to go upstairs and look out to find them...and zoom 😂😂 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

15 April 2018 • #newgrowth

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awomanonabike

#autumn seems to have arrived while I've been away 🍂

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Keely

That tree looks beautiful 🍂🍁🍂🍁

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jaynehynesburton

Gorgeous Photo 😊

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daisy-jane

Beautiful autumnal pic Jacqueline hope you had a fantastic time away 😘

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sieveheadsarah

Fantastic colour 😀

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awomanonabike

It is one of my all time favourite trees Keely and it smells of burnt sugar 😊@Keely

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jayne. It was a great picture to come home to! 🏡 @jaynehynesburton

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane. I had a wonderful time - challenging at times but still wonderful 👌🏼 @daisy-jane

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awomanonabike

It's a stunner Sarah 🍂 @sieveheadsarah

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carolgs

We just pruned ours cause it got really tall so going to miss the amazing smell of the autumnal leaves

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awomanonabike

I'm having to prune mine too, for the first time ever but leaving it until December... 🍂 @carolgs

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carolgs

I wasn't going to do mine this early but went out for an hour Sat morning and came back to half a tree in the driveway and a big smile on my husbands face 😯

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awomanonabike

This is to remind me what it looks like in leaf... I adore this tree but it is getting so big and shading out the bed beneath it, so come the winter, the lower branches will be gone.

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Nettle

Is it true a Katsura smells like candy floss , Jacqueline ??? @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

We've always called it the burnt toffee tree Ann, so yes it smells of sugar, but only in the spring when the frost nips it and then big-time in the autumn 🍂 😊. @nettle

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Nettle

Oooh !!! How lovely !!! 😍

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columbiariver

Shade starts to take over when you have big trees.

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awomanonabike

I love all of our trees but yes, I have a lot of shade. Not so much that any of them need to go but a bit of judicial pruning is definitely in order... @columbiariver

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awomanonabike

#treetuesday #tree I wish I could add the smell of the leaves 🍬 & the sound of them falling in the breeze 🍂

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awomanonabike

Also known in this house as 'burnt toffee tree'. #treetuesday #tree

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pelly

Stunning colour @awomanonabike . 😊

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awomanonabike

It's amazing isn't it?

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harebell

Beautiful 💛💛💛

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brightcolours

#autumncolour #foliage #katsura

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awomanonabike

This is my favourite photo of the #katsura Claudia 😍😍 @clipperty

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clipperty

Beautiful Autumn colour. What season is it that the burnt toffee smell arises? Xx

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clipperty

Think I just answered my own question by reading your other comment - from the dead leaves 🍁 So it’ll be toffee time right about now then! Xx

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awomanonabike

Haha! Yes, though it’s just about over in my garden. We often get a hint of it in the spring too as the new leaves sometimes get caught by a late frost, though it doesn’t seem to do the tree any harm 🍃 @clipperty

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awomanonabike

OK, autumn isn't so bad really

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brightcolours

#katsura #autumncolour

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awomanonabike

It is so hard to believe that it was summer just a couple of days ago 💨☔️

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nessas

Typical that we can never count on the weather why can't it rain just during the night 😮🙃

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