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squirrel on magnolia

Where I am in tamworth we very very rarely get grey squirrels. The first one in about 5 years has been here for 3 weeks and has these past couple of days been snapping off the flowers on my neighbours white magnolia and he is on holiday so he does not this a normal thing to happen ? I cant say if he is eating them but he is nibbling them


  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Sorry marc I can't advise you. My mother has two Magnolia trees and grey squirrels but they have left hers alone. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,258

    If I were you I'd take a photo. Just in case your neighbour thinks you've been nibbling his magnoliasimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • marc weirmarc weir Posts: 124
    Lol pansyface
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,300

    Our squirrels nick our apples, but leave the magnolia alone.  Hopefully there will be a few blooms left when he returnsimage

  • TheSlothTheSloth Posts: 38

    Our squirrels tend to only steal apples. But I have noticed the blue tits pulling the buds off my greengage tree image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,473

    I have a squirrel that eats camellia flowers. when they are all gone, he starts on the magnolia. Different ones fancy different things. One year all the sweet corn got nicked in an afternoon.  image

    They always ate  the apricots before they were ripe. I chopped the tree down.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,258

    Garden rageimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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