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Tree fungus & mushrooms – Britain & Ireland

Tree fungus & mushrooms – Britain & Ireland New playlist on tree and woodland fungus and mushrooms found in the UK. A fungus (/ˈfʌŋɡəs/; plural: fungi or funguses) is any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes unicellular microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as multicellular fungi that produce familiar fruiting […]

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Over grafting apple trees – new varieties on existing trees!

Yes you can actually grow different varieties of apples on an existing tree! Over grafting simply explained – a must watch! Multiple cultivars of fruits such as apples are sometimes grafted on a single tree. This so-called “family tree” provides more fruit variety for small spaces such as a suburban backyard, and also takes care […]

Rhododendron

Rhododendron (syn Azalea) heath family (Ericaceae)

Rhododendron The Rhododendron is an evergreen flowering plant that belongs to the heath family. There are more than 1000 species of rhododendron, densely branched it can grow to 5m in height. also see Trees & Shrubs – Flowering Trees & Shrubs Rhododendron, often called “rhodies”, is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in […]

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Tree of the Month – June – Gorse – Ulex

Trees & Shrubs – Flowering Trees & Shrubs – Gorse / Ulex Tree of the Month – June – Gorse – Ulex Evergreen, thorny, flowering shrub or bush. Native species include. Ulex europaeus (common gorse): 2.5m, evergreen, good on poor soil Ulex gallii (western gorse): 2m, evergreen, thrives in sandy, acid soil Gorse, common gorse, […]