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I've got 2 Black Russians. Never had them before.
So far unimpressed, few fruit and blossom end rot as soon as the smallest colour change occurs. Nothing to eat yet,
You're right Bushman
I'm dumb and happy that way Northern Lass
I have a great number of native plants, insects, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds on my patch and I try and keep them happy as well
On the other hand if you want to grow native plants for native wildlife, quite useful
I've never seen them on dandelions and it's not because I'm short of dandelions
I don't think they'd go for brassicas though
Has it been there long. Could it be pot bound? It's hard for plants to take up water when they get to that stage however much you give them
I can see some fat hen lurking lower down but that's not the main plant. I think it's another chenopodium or relative though
Most caterpillars don't eat brassicas. If they were on dandelions, they eat dandelions so maybe good to have.
Hard to tell without photo but cinnabar always seem yellow and black to me. and eat ragwort and groundsel
A tree seedling or sucker, I should which but......
What have you got growing locally?
I'd want to know what the rootstock was before I let it grow too much