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SarahKateSarahKate DevonPosts: 35
How do all you gardeners cope with sycamore seeds.?   With trees shedding them all over my garden each year I have them growing everywhere as it is impossible to gather them all up.     Do squirrels or birds eat them?   I have fed them into compost bins along with their leaves but am not sure that this is the thing to do.  


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Same as we do with the Ash seedlings. Pull them up when they are small and dig them up when we miss them.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,866
    I wouldn't put them into compost bins, unless you want a forest next year.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,500
    And go over them with the lawnmower if they're in the grass.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • SarahKateSarahKate DevonPosts: 35
    Thank you for your replies - but do squirrels and/or birds eat them?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    I used to just mow them.
    I don't think they get eaten, Virginia, but I could be wrong.
    They're not really like acorns or other 'nuts' and the little wings might make it tricky unless they have knives and forks  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    Ive seen fieldmice take them. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    They're handy with cutlery, those mice,  Dove  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • SarahKateSarahKate DevonPosts: 35
    Encouraging to hear that at least field mice find them tasty.    I was rather hoping squirrels might too as I have seen squirrels run along the top of the fence into my neighbour's apple tree and eat the tiny green apples.    Plenty of squirrels about here.!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    Plenty of squirrels in my part of Devon too, Virginia,   They scoff the bird food, don’t think they eat the tree seeds. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Johnprescott929Johnprescott929 HuddersfieldPosts: 18
    I would have loved some of those seedlings. Love trees in pots! 
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