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28/04/2014 at 21:59

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?

28/04/2014 at 22:02

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

28/04/2014 at 22:08

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.

28/04/2014 at 22:18

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

28/04/2014 at 22:29

thanks for that, they do look lovely

28/04/2014 at 22:30

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

Edd
28/04/2014 at 23:29

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

Regards

Edd.

Edd
29/04/2014 at 00:21

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

EDD.

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