Monthly Archives: February 2017

Growing Trees with the Woodland Trust

Earlier this week, my free tree seeds from the Woodland Trust arrived. So I got up early this morning and starting growing trees.

I can’t wait to see the results.

Growing trees from seeds with the Woodland Trust

Growing trees from seeds with the Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust tree varieties

Apparently, the seeds include Rowan, Dog Rose, Alder Buckthorn and Holly. Although there did seem to be a lot of seeds. I may have been unwittingly planting debris that came in the packet! At least I can be sure I didn’t miss any seeds.

More information about trees and planting can be found at the Woodland Trust website.

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Sneaky Chickweed

If you read all there is on the internet about Chickweed, you could be forgiven for expecting to trip over the stuff every few minutes. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky, but apart from having a tiny patch pointed out to me in January, I’ve seen none of it.

Chickweed spotted

On my way to Mudchute park today, I spotted it growing in several places by the side of the road. Fairly easy to spot when there actually is some!

Why sneaky?

Simple, because on the way back from Mudchute park, I found its hiding place:

Chickweed up a London Plane tree

Growing half-way up a London Plane tree

Halfway up a London Plane tree!

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