Some of the Hawthorn hedges local to me have been stripped bare of leaves and are covered in white webbing. A few weeks ago it was at it’s peak. Today I managed to stop and take a closer look. I found the leaves starting to grow back but the tree was heaving of pupa. I took a few shots and even pulled a bundle of them out for a closer look.
On my return home I googled it and it’s either Ermine moth or Hairy Brown Tail Moth, which I was unwise to even touch!! Seemingly these infestations come in cycles but in my life time I haven’t seen this before. Anybody else seen this before. I saw a 500 metre long hedge last week with not a single leaf on it!
Originally posted on Leinster Bonsai Club: What an amazing night in Balbriggan. After an initial hiccup with the parking, now known locally as the ‘Battle of The Bingo Hall’ 🙂 we managed to get everyone in and settled. We had…
Well, we are almost there, only 24 hours until the first meeting of the Leinster Bonsai Club in Balbriggan.
Phil and I are popping down there for the evening, should be good craic with a reasonable crowd going, if everyone turns up who says they are going.
Exciting stuff seeing a club get off the ground again in the biggest city in Ireland. Great potential. Phil and I are offering support on behalf of the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society as well as going for our own fun and enjoyment.
A few of those attending have asked for a few sale trees to be brought so we will throw a few bits and pieces in the van but we are also bringing a tree each for display. We are hoping most people attending will bring a tree with them to make the night a bit special.
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The best was past for my Satsuki Azalea and it was time to remove the flowers to help conserve a little strength. It took a while but I got the all, just always make sure you get the seed pod too. These are the four flower types on this tree.
Now I have to look at this for the rest of the year 😦