Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bees and wasps

Posted: Yesterday at 18:38

Not quite  ... 

Huge wiry tree

Posted: Yesterday at 18:34

Hi - if the pic is refusing to upload, try reducing its size 

Mystery Tree

Posted: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday at 16:27

There is a five minute time limit on editing here. 

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