June view 2009

June view 2009
View of rose and herb garden, June 2009

Small Garden Story

Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Stag beetle maybe?

"Sawdust" on fungi on decaying cherry tree trunk

I am finding the piles of "saw dust" down the sides and at the base of my old, dead cherry tree trunk are growing!   Seeing some hornets building a nest in an old tree in woods at the weekend prompted me to mention this to a game keeper.   He said it might be stag beetle larvae eating their way into the trunk to hibernate.   I looked for holes but can't see any....   It really looks like someone has been sawing branches off - but they haven't!

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