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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

20th April 2015 ... Cobs and Tussocks

I was thinking about planting a Kent Cob nut tree yesterday.
They are self fertile but do much better with a suitable cross pollinator.
The secret is to match it with a pollinator that flowers at the same time and there are many varieties that simply do not match a Kent Cob.
The common wild Hazel, Corylus avellana, is an option but I would prefer another type of Cob or Filbert for a better return.
After scanning the internet, ( the Cobweb ? suit yourself ) I found that the experts recommend a Cosford Cob as the ideal pollinator, so if I can find room in the little garden .....
Coincidentally, Nut-tree Tussock made an appearance, ...

2425 Nut-tree Tussock, Colocasia coryli

... two in fact, not actually in the trap but on the adjacent wall.
These are regular in the garden both in Spring and mid Summer to early Autumn.
No doubt they would be in favour of the Kent/Cosford Cob trees.
There was quite a bit of activity in the early part of the evening last night until temperatures slowly dropped to 2.7 deg post midnight.
Shuttle-shaped Dart was overdue and Plutella xylostella, the Diamond-back Moth was also added to the garden year list.
20th April:-
0464 Plutella xylostella, 1, year first
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella, 1
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 1
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella, 1
0998 Epiphyas postvittana, 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla, 2
1862 Double-striped Pug, 11
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1, year first
2187 Common Quaker, 2
2190 Hebrew Character, 2
2243 Early Grey, 2
2425 Nut-tree Tussock, 2, year first

2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart
464 Plutella xylostella

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