Archive for the 'Trees' Category
There have been few articles on flowers recently, so I thought I would have a close look at the Oak trees in my garden where the flowers have just emerged. The male (long and yellow, hanging down like tassels) and female (tiny red, just visible top left of photo above) flowers are quite different.
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12 years ago when I moved into a new house a young two-stemmed oak sapling gave me the opportunity to create a young pollard. This was something I did partly because in English Nature I had been responsible for a magnificent wood in this area full of oak and hornbeam pollards, but also because I wanted to plant native deciduous trees for insects, and pollarding the tree every 2-3 years was one way to stop the sapling getting too big for the garden.
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