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The next job is picking off the saw-fly larvae
Thanks Gold1locks, I may give it a try.
That's Ok plantpotter, evergreens have to drop the old leaves sometimes. My Cotoneaster lacteus is at it right now.
It was big, at least 9 inches and I think it's pleurotus ostreatus, an oyster mushroom. Looks like the pic in Roger Phillips mushroom book. I wasn't sure enough to eat it though.
You're right about the fungi Birdy, this one is on the site of a willow stump. I thinks it's beautiful though a lawn lover might disagree
There you go Pete, 2 votes for bird cherry
Might be a bird cherry Pete. Prunus padus.
The little point at the end of the leaves, the flowers and the red stems look right. Apic of the whole tree might confirm
That explains it Gold1locks. I wondered how a pratense cultivar could be difficult to divide
I was wondering about trying some cuttings from Roseanne. Do you think that would work?
Sounds dead to me Esther. These trees have so little chlorophyll I can't see how they survive at all. They always look sick.
I agree. If it covers the green of the trees they will turn brown and eventually die. They will stand as 'ivy trees' for a year or so then fall over. It's lovely but needs to know its place