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Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:33

You and I probably cross-posted just then  

Malus Golden Hornet would be perfect.

Long Tailed Tits

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:29

You lucky thing   We sometimes see them searching the tree trunks and brick walls for little cobwebs to bind the feathers and moss together - magical

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:26

Willows strike easily from cuttings.  If a community garden really wants one, cut some twigs from yours before you cut it down, and stick them in some damp soil.  You'll have a whole load of fast growing little trees by next autumn, and winter will be the ideal time to dig them up and plant them in their permanent position. 

I'd replace it with a crab apple, Malus Golden Hornet would be ideal - blossom for the insects, fruit for the birds, and suitable for small gardens

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:21

It will have grown from a windborn seed - they spring up all over the place and they do get big and their roots aren't good near your foundations and drains. 

It's only really suitable for a really large wild-type garden.  I'd cut it down quick and paint the stump with SBK Brushwood Killer. 

problem soil

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:11

Or if you can find anyone who keeps goats on a Deep Litter system, mucking out twice a year - the contents of their muck heap would be wonderful! 

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:05

That sounds like a good spot for it

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:02

It's the chrysalis of some sort of moth or butterfly - hopefully the adult will emerge in the warmer weather. 

Maybe someone cleverer than me will be able to name the type ...

Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 13:58

It's a Salix (willow) possibly Salix caprea or Goat willow. 

One of the several types of willows which have the typical Pussy Willow catkins at this time of year.

Hedging patience

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:52

Many years ago a Reliant Robin caught fire on the road outside our garden gate (at earlier house, not here).  It sort of melted and the only identifiable 'lumps' left after the conflagration were the wheel hubs, rear axle and a bit of the engine .  The owner returned with a wheelbarrow from his allotment, put the engine in the barrow, balanced the axle and wheel hubs across the handlebars and scraped up the solidified melted mess with a shovel and put it in our dustbins. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:29

Only down to 6C overnight  and it's been overcast and mizzly all morning until a few moments ago when the sun came out and it's nearly 10C .... that's 'cos it's nearly time to go and play indoor tennis ...

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