Wednesday, 19 September 2012

gardening info- vols visit

I had a very enjoyable day today on a visit with Landlife Wildflowers volunteers to Jodrell Bank where we were shown around the impressive arboretum by Becky and Phil (horticultural staff) at Jodrell Bank.One of the trees on display if you like was the Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum) a native of Central China. On the other hand a tree a bit closer to home shown to us was the Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaeus) the wood of this was used in the cotton industry to make Spindles. The berries however attract children but are HARMFUL so beware. The bark ,leaves, and fruit are injurious and no animal but the goat will browse upon them,anyway enough of folklore thanks JAN PELL on behalf of everybody for a very informative  day.

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