Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Huge wiry tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:53

I'm sure you  can thin it out a bit and impose a little control next autumn, just so that it doesn't take over your garden completely.

Watching the birds in there will be wonderful 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:41

Nothing other than a bit of pottering done in the garden here ... it was too cold in that east wind ... but we did go to the GC and came back with a car load of mulch and compost, some garden twine, three birthday cards and ....................................... two pulmonarias (they must've had sticky labels )

That counts as gardening, doesn't it? 

Huge wiry tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:05

I've seen a Russian vine virtually swallow an old farmhouse and the apple tree which grew in the garden - over not many years they disappeared from site - not for nothing is it called Mile a Minute Vine. 

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:59

Hazel - I'm sorry to hear that ... I've enjoyed your company ...I wish you well.  

Huge wiry tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:56

Goodness me   yes that does need sorting out ... it looks more as if there's years and years of some sort of creeper which has climbed over a tree .......... which may or may not be alive beneath it.

My first concern is that at this time of year a tangled mass like that is likely to contain active birds' nests and of course you must not disturb them.

I think I would watch and wait ... as the spring and summer arrive you and we will have more clues through leaves and possible flowers to work out what you've got there - I think there may be several plants in all of that.  

Then in the late summer and autumn we'll have a better idea of your options. 

Alien Aquilegia

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:40

I would leave them alone - they'll green up and adjust to the light and better living conditions 

Bees and wasps

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:38

Not quite  ... 

Huge wiry tree

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:34

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

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. 

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