Dovefromabove


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Pussy Willow - where are the catkins?!

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:49

That's what it looks like ............ sorry    What is worse, they'll produce fluffy seeds which will drift around your garden on the breeze and grow wherever they land in your garden and those of your neighbours 


I know what I'd do with them 

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:41

Let's face it ... if it was likely to happen we'd never be allowed to rinse our runner beans in the sink would we?  Or the mustard and cress for our sandwiches ........... not to mention sprouting mung beans 


And if plants can grow in the dark why haven't I got tomatoes sprouting from every orifice 

Is my ceanothus dead? :(

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:33

Ma had a beautiful ceanothus - it was full of bees every year - then one year it just turned up its toes and pegged it.


Ma replaced it with a wisteria. 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:30

Oooh, that's perfect Kitty ............... many thanks .............. you've got the job 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 11:28

Seed sowing has started in earnest in this household - heated windowsill propagator up and running and three varieties of toms and some yellow courgettes are in and hopefully getting on with it (fingers drumming impatiently )


More coffee needed, then some rudbeckias and bergamot will also be going in the propagator and told to get a move on ......... 

Pussy Willow - where are the catkins?!

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:34

Hi 


Have they had any catkins at all ... the female trees have green catkins which don't have yellow pollen - that's only on the male catkins which grow on separate trees.


https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/native-trees/goat-willow/ 


Edited to say - yes, when I enlarge your first picture I can see female catkins. 


They'll strike really well from cuttings - go into the countryside - really rural area - and find a hedgerow bush covered in male catkins and cut a few small sprigs (I'm sure no one will mind as long as you don't take arms full ) and stick them in some damp ground when you get home. Most of them will grow.

Last edited: 01 April 2017 10:37:54

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:22

Morning BL  ............ the polar bears are an April Fool 


Rural life has it's moments doesn't it 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:03

Sunny sounds great 


Large black coffee then please Kitty 


Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:00

Seeds growing in drains?  What a load of twaddle!  


That's a shorter way of saying I agree with Nut 

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:46

Hello folks   pinching and punching all done here .......... I woke to the sound of a song thrush outside ... can't be bad eh?


Has anyone got the kettle on ........ more coffee is needed here while I sort through my seed stash .........

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