When This Tree Blossoms

The blossom tree is no longer being streamed live. The tree has now blossomed and the meeting took place on Sunday 22nd April 2018 when quite a few people met in Christ Church Gardens and sat together under the trees talking about the future. We had tea and cake. To find out more go to the blog.

Blossoms meeting from Roger Suckling on Vimeo.
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On 23 Mar 2018, 3:48 p.m., Dominic wrote “The blossom has started to come out on my tree today.”.
On 23 Mar 2018, 4:03 p.m., RachelJ wrote “How about meeting on the first Sunday after the blossom appears?
On 23 Mar 2018, 6:52 p.m., RachelJ wrote “is it a tree with small pale white and pink flowers or large pink flowers Dom? “.
On 24 Mar 2018, 10:17 a.m., Frank wrote “Looks to me like the buds have about 5 days left before they burst -unless it is really hot or really cold.”.
On 24 Mar 2018, 10:50 a.m., RachelJ wrote “It might snow next week, i wonder if that will slow the blossoms down – we need a botanist!”.
On 24 Mar 2018, 5:49 p.m., Caroline Locke wrote “It looks a little way off – maybe a week – unless it is warm every day – sooner then! Meeting the first weekend after sounds like a good idea!”.
On 25 Mar 2018, 10:20 a.m., RachelJ wrote “Is that a blossom? there appears to be a flower shape to the lower right of the image… or maybe it is a daffodil or crocus on the grass behind the tree?”.
On 25 Mar 2018, 11:33 a.m., Frank wrote “Definitely not a blossom.”.
On 26 Mar 2018, 9:32 a.m., Frank wrote “We could clean up all the rubbish in the park and put it on display as a preparation for the future.”.
On 26 Mar 2018, 12:22 p.m., mary parkes wrote “Hiya
Really looking forward to this event. Can't wait to see the blossom blooming – let's see how the weather effects it!
N.B. blossom looks its best mid-blossom. 1 week to get going, 1 week full blossom, 1 week dying off.
Take care
On 26 Mar 2018, 12:24 p.m., Mary Parkes wrote “Is this going to be a yearly event – it would be great to see how the weather effects date of blossom!
Take care Mary”
On 26 Mar 2018, 12:39 p.m., Frank wrote “It could happen every year. The blossom does.”.
On 26 Mar 2018, 12:41 p.m., RachelJ wrote “I've been thinking about a spring food picnic”.
On 27 Mar 2018, 9:38 a.m., RachelJ wrote “Talking to a colleague about the Japanese blossom festival and thinking about tea ceremonies – our own British tea rituals and reading the tea leaves to see the future”.
On 28 Mar 2018, 8:31 a.m., Mary Kely wrote “and when the blossom starts to fall, there will be a carpet to sit on and we will be in a world of pink and swirl of natural colour, and able to dreeam….”.
On 28 Mar 2018, 8:56 a.m., RachelJ wrote “We could attach our dreams of the future to the tree?”.
On 28 Mar 2018, 1:42 p.m., Yelena wrote “Have you heard a story about a cherry tree blossom lace pattern design
which was found in a time capsule found during the digging for building Nottingham Contemporary.
And that design is now cast on the NC concrete walls. Apparently the capsule was created by one of the Lace industrialists (or designers?)

That Cherry tree surely has a strong local history connection.”.

On 28 Mar 2018, 1:43 p.m., RachelJ wrote “have a look at this…
On 3 Apr 2018, 9:05 a.m., MushyPeas wrote “Are they finally here? “.
On 3 Apr 2018, 1:08 p.m., RachelJ wrote “I think they are still only buds.. anyone passing by able to clarify if there are any flowers yet?”.
On 5 Apr 2018, 7:13 a.m., Frank wrote “Tree looks lovely this morning-5 April- still no blossoms.”.
On 10 Apr 2018, 9:25 a.m., RachelJ wrote “I just saw a flock of pidgeons flying past, beautiful! It could be any day now – if not today, it is looking so pink!”.
On 11 Apr 2018, 9:22 a.m., Frank wrote “It is not going to be fully out this weekend , with all this cold weather, but should look good next weekend. Why not meet on the evening of the 22nd April to talk about the future?”.
On 11 Apr 2018, 4:31 p.m., Frank wrote “A few buds are out now but no big blossom. The weather forecast is rain for the rest of this week and 16 degrees with rain on Sunday. The next week is sunny and warm so I reckon that should bring the blossom out for Sunday 22nd. Unless a freak storm blows it all away! “.
On 11 Apr 2018, 4:41 p.m., RachelJ wrote “Caroline Locke has posted on facebook:
half the tree blossom is out – I think Sunday is going to be about right “
On 11 Apr 2018, 5:52 p.m., Frank wrote “I still think it is not going to be really out until 22nd. That will be at the end of the first week of real blossoming. What do others think?”.
On 12 Apr 2018, 9:01 a.m., Frank wrote “The tree looks alot more pink and blossoming online than it does in real life. I think it will explode with pink online when it really begins to blossom.”.
On 12 Apr 2018, 9:07 a.m., RachelJ wrote “There is something very interesting about only following the blossoms online (as i'm away from Nottingham) but having updates from people live on the ground… is the live stream giving us fake blossom news that is triggering panic that the future is already here? Easy to have a knee jerk reaction – and think lets act now before we miss it!

It's so beautiful that the blossom is so slow to unfold, the tree takes the time it needs. “.

On 13 Apr 2018, 8:11 a.m., Frank wrote “Re-fake blossom.
Yes indeed, the online stream gives the false impression that the tree has blossomed already by adding a pink tinge to the shot. It has however not blossomed yet in reality , and you will know when it has because it is a spectacular change.”
On 16 Apr 2018, 9:53 a.m., RachelJ wrote “Now that the trees in Christ Church Gardens are in blossom, we suggest meeting under the trees to celebrate the arrival of Spring and talk about the future, between 6pm and 8.30pm on Sunday 22nd April.

There will be tea and cake.

On 18 Apr 2018, 8:37 a.m., Pippa wrote “Lovely to see the tree heading towards its full glory. Blossom and wildflowers appearing in more profusion by the day here in Bristol. The blackthorn and magnolia are blooming but the cherries blossoms are still unfolding. Sorry I can't be there on Sunday for your celebration. I'll salute the Spring with tea and cake 140 miles to the south!”.
On 18 Apr 2018, 11:49 a.m., Pippa wrote “Cancel my last comment. It's 21 degrees in Bristol and the cherry blossom is definitely OUT!”.
On 18 Apr 2018, 4:08 p.m., ravi wrote “A lovely day to see the tree! “.
On 20 Apr 2018, 2:03 p.m., JToothill wrote “As a wee one, I was told if I caught some blossom then I could make a wish. After hours of trying I never caught any, maybe it was a ruse to keep me busy! I challenge you to give it a go!”.
On 20 Apr 2018, 4:43 p.m., Elvira wrote “We will be there!”.
On 20 Apr 2018, 4:44 p.m., Elvira wrote “We will be there!”.