Yet Another Cycling Forum

Random Musings => Miscellany => Where The Wild Things Are => Topic started by: Jaded on August 19, 2015, 01:02:06 pm

Title: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: Jaded on August 19, 2015, 01:02:06 pm
Is this normal? Some of them around here started a week or so ago. It seems very early.
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: benborp on August 19, 2015, 01:10:36 pm
Leaf miner and blotch. I think both are on the increase.
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: Kim on August 19, 2015, 02:32:07 pm
They started dropping in the freshly-painted chutney lane on Lickey Road that runs alongside Cofton Park a couple of weeks ago.  They were early last year, but not *this* early.
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 19, 2015, 02:40:06 pm
Hore chestnuts: animal, vegetable or mineral?
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: matthew on August 19, 2015, 03:38:25 pm
Leaf miner and blotch. I think both are on the increase.

Also they can drop quite early if the summer has been dry, 2nd half of August seems to be about right for the tree outside my Parents seeing as it has tarmac within 3m on three sides and 5m on the fourth side.
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: Riggers on August 19, 2015, 04:55:13 pm
It's the Horse Chestnut disease guv'ner.
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: Wowbagger on August 23, 2015, 09:20:06 am
I notice them changing colour in July in Southend. By August they are well on the way.
Title: Re: Horse chestnuts turning in August
Post by: Basil on August 23, 2015, 09:37:26 am
Sycamores are showing signs of changing here.