Sunday, February 03, 2013

February seedlings

Today I coppiced the sallows.  It is remarkable how vigorously they continue to grow without any fertilizer being added to the soil.

While working I noticed a seedling unfamiliar to me.


I suspect it is ragwort, Senecio jacobaea, though it has some similarity to a primrose.  We will wait and see.

In mid-April last year many seedlings of the same kind came up in one corner of the box.


Only one of these survived (I wonder how they decided) and now that its true leaves have developed it is clearly a bramble, Rubus fruticosus agg..


I shall now have to wait for flower and fruit to discover which microspecies it is.