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Frost & apple trees

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 13:09

Obviously one only puts a fleece on when frost is forecast and it is taken off during the day when the bees are active.

Frost & apple trees

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:07

We are in a frost pocket (every month except August over the last 18 years) and we never bother covering our fruit trees. It all depends I suppose on where you live and how deep the frost gets. The worry of damaging the buds is a minor one and down to how carefully one puts on the fleece and takes it off.

Hows that for a non-commital answer?

unwanted willow tree

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 17:11

If it is close to a drain (sewerage) then you need to remove it anyway.

Beetle

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:56

Stag beetles are big.

too scared to prune

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 10:17

The RHS book on Pruning is a very useful guide.

too scared to prune

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:43

In any case it is the wrong time of year to prune back that kind of willow. The ones which produce catkins (as your twisted one ought) should be pruned back after the catkins have finished. They come on new growth, so you remove the old to encourage new and thus get more catkins. Mind you at 3 feet high, yours still has a way to grow and can be left alone, except for removing any dead branches once it has got leaves so you can see which branches are alive.

Snowdrops

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 09:04

The moles move ours around the Wood, all year round. They still grow (the Snowdrops not the mole) even though they are lying on the surface in places waiting for the trees to drop leaves on them.

Snow has gone and a lovely sunny winters day

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:49

Good for you. Here the snow has almost gone but it has been replaced by lakes. We have even got swans swimming on the 'field' behind the house.

fieldfare behaviour

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 18:06

Snows gone and so have the fieldfares.

fieldfare behaviour

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 16:22

We put out apples for them and the blackbirds. The stay at home fieldfare is now guarding about 20 apples. He must eat them at sometime, but he/she does spendan lot of time defending them, even from other fieldfares

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