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Mystery Tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:09


Re your PM.  about salix caprea having alternate leaves whereas yours has opposite leaves .... in my 

opinion it's a salix - one of the types like salix caprea, known as pussy willows - they do hybridise so that may be why the leaves don't fit the descriptions in the books.  

Whichever it is, my warning about buildings and drains applies. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:40

Glad you've both had a lovely day .......... I have too, but it could have been warmer here in Norfolk. 

Bees and wasps

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:39

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 ).

Laurel Rejuvenation

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:17

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 

Blind Again?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 17:14

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 

Bees and wasps

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:54

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. 

Mystery Tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:47


Salix caprea aka Goat Willow. 

Not a good idea to let it establish close to a building or drains etc. 

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 16:27

There is a five minute time limit on editing here. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 15:23

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 ........... 

Last edited: 26 March 2017 15:24:21

Acid planting bed

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 15:19

Brilliant Ladybird - I'd been wracking my brain trying to find the significance of those letters 

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