25.7.10

Hazel

Hazelnut catkins.

I haven't planted my hazels close enough to enjoy prolific crops. They're wind pollinated and the pollen off one variety needs to connect with the tiny little red hairs at the top of the catkins on the other variety to make magic happen.
I've picked a few and waived the pollen around.
The moon looks quite good for taking cuttings.
A "grove" of hazels would be nice.

2 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous photographs! Love the top one especially.

Angela Noelle of SK said...

I'm with Helen - great photos!