@jeatacake I’ve wanted to since I first noticed them a year or 2 back. Something always gets to them before I do though 😠 the tree is out front now so might be less likely to get pounced on by a squirrel (I’m assuming it’s them 😆)
I've a new tactic to use against them now......a thin layer of grit on the surface of the compost. I get a lot of moss & liver wort in pots here too, so it might kill 2 birds with 1 stone if you'll excuse the puns - birds & stones (tiny ones)! 😁
Yeah same here. In Germany we're at the beginning of the third wave so.. here we go again 🙈 It's great to see you on here again! I didn't really get what happened and I only heard about it several days after you left. But anyway, I'm glad that you're back 😊
@natii it’s been on the news about the 3rd wave in Europe. They’re expecting it’ll happen here soon too 😔 just when you think things are getting better 😐 hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe & well 🙏🏻 to be honest I took a break and have little clue what happened on here. It didn’t need to become what it did but I think many people had been upset too so kinda took on a different meaning.
@auricula @juliesgarden I only noticed by chance. Thought it was a bug but no, there’s a few little buds with these minute flowers on. Not noticed them in previous years. They’re apparently the female flower, the catkins are make ones. Hope you both find some on yours 😁
@sadieberg from what I’ve read the flowers are probably long gone by now. Mine is just stupidly late 😂 they’re around in January/February. They don’t pollinate from their own tree though so it wouldn’t matter too much if you didn’t have any 😊 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/hazelnut/hazelnut-tree-pollination.htm
@cyndi thanks for the link. I needed to read up on them as I think a type of spider is ruining some of the leaves. They’re beautiful trees though!only got it last winter and it looks so interesting without foliage!