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Secret Squirrel

This must be the first year, OK we have only been in this house three, that I have seen so many catkins on the silver birch trees in the garden. They look absolutely wonderful!

What happens to them? do they just fall off? or do they flower?


They are the flowers, then they seed and the deeds blow away in the wind


All the catkins have just fallen off our two birch trees on the ground.  A huge amount this year.  The ones that fall on the grass I just mow up and then compost them.


They come in male and female on the same tree. the dropped off ones will be the males. females are smaller



I love birches, a bit dry for them here but they survive


We all hate the " deeds blow away in the wind" it can cost you a fortune to get them back. LOL!!




Totally shattered Mike. just having a mushroom toasty and off to bed. its been a long weekend and i need sleep now.


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