Glad you've both had a lovely day .......... I have too, but it could have been warmer here in Norfolk.
Interesting - hornets generally head for the light
I'll bet that hurt tho' .......... but they're fascinating creatures and usually not at all aggressive - it must've felt trapped (as of course you did ).
I would - that way you'll get a really good hedge
Cut it hard back, give it some Fish, Blood & Bone, water and mulch ... you won't regret it.
Come back and show us some photos this time next year
I've got two in a container - one flowers beautifully every year - the second one is blind every time - they obviously both get the same treatment
I was stung a couple of times last year. Once when I picked up an opened bag of compost - a queen wasp was hibernating in the rolled over top
The second time was when I was picking a squash and a bee flew up my skirt
A bit painful for a while and a nuisance but nothing more than that, thank goodness.
Salix caprea aka Goat Willow.
Not a good idea to let it establish close to a building or drains etc.
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Brrr! Chilly outside now - we're too close to the North Sea when the wind's in this direction ... but the forecast for Norfolk for Tuesday onwards is warming up nicely ... the mulching can wait until then ...........
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Brilliant Ladybird - I'd been wracking my brain trying to find the significance of those letters
How lovely - good to see greenfinch numbers picking up again