WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:35 pm

The catkins popped today on the silver birch :D. It looks as though it's having a quiet little weep :(. It's such a beautiful tree.
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby greenfinch2 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:36 am

Nice one Placido, a few trees popping out their leaves now .
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Tue May 24, 2016 7:45 pm

My 8' holly tree is in flower :). However, it's a male so this is as exciting as it ever gets.
Can't tell whether it's perfumed or not 'cos I can't get close enuf to a blossom :( !!
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue May 24, 2016 7:57 pm

Placido wrote:My 8' holly tree is in flower :). However, it's a male so this is as exciting as it ever gets.
Can't tell whether it's perfumed or not 'cos I can't get close enuf to a blossom :( !!

Strangely my Holly decided to flower last Autumn around October time. How can you tell if it's male or female Holly. It doesn't smoke a pipe if that's any help. :shrug:
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby nuthatch » Wed May 25, 2016 6:40 am

The circus women used to smoke pipes :bolt:

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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Wed May 25, 2016 11:34 am

The lucky owner can tell m/f of a holly simply because the previous years and years and ..... there were/are no/some berries.
Simples.
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed May 25, 2016 8:12 pm

Placido wrote:The lucky owner can tell m/f of a holly simply because the previous years and years and ..... there were/are no/some berries.
Simples.

It is only about 5 feet tall and a bit of a baby in tree terms and that blossom last year was the first sign of any sexual activity(?). I'm hoping I've got a girl but my heart is saying "it's a boy :( "
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Wed May 25, 2016 8:18 pm

No berries last Crimbo is certainly a leeeetle bit of a clue ....... :unsure:
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed May 25, 2016 8:22 pm

Placido wrote:No berries last Crimbo is certainly a leeeetle bit of a clue ....... :unsure:

Well yes. but I hoped the frost had killed the blossom and with it any chance of berries. I knowww! I'm clutching at straws but hey, a bloke can hope can't he?
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Re: WHAT'S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN ??

Postby Placido » Thu May 26, 2016 11:22 am

Naaaah :shake:
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