Latest posts by Abby2

December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 20:05

For me, the size is fine but I think the quotes spoil the lovely photographs!

Trellis screen - any idea how much?

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 16:54

Ok thanks - will take a look at that site



Trellis screen - any idea how much?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 20:30

This may seem like a very random question but before I ask a local gardener for a quote, I wondered if anyone would know the approx cost of paying someone to erect a trellis screen in a flower bed alongside a patio.  It would need to be approx three 6 x 6 ft panels with fence posts.

Many thanks for any ideas/advice..



Remove Robinia Tree?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:01

Thank you for the replies - all much appreciated.  I will try the sulphur and hope for the best next year.  It's the dense foliage I love about this tree - it is perfect for screening and looks so beautiful throughout spring- autumn. 

Remove Robinia Tree?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 20:54

Thanks for the reply and the suggestion - that might work quite well as a replacement as long as it gives good coverage ..

Remove Robinia Tree?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 20:01

Hi, I've posted before about my Robinia tree which appears to have succombed to the disease that has destroyed a great many of these trees recently

Although after a slow start, it has actually been very beautiful and made a lot of growth during the year almost doubling in size (it is still a young tree).  However, brown patches appeared on the leaves similar to the beginning of this disease and they have mostly now fallen off. 

I am wondering whether to remove the tree now or whether to give it another year to see what happens and potentially have to pay a tree surgeon to take it out if it gets much bigger?

I love this tree but I need it for a privacy issue so would want to get started with another tree asap so it doesn't leave a gap for too long!

Many thanks for any advice


Small Trees For Privacy

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 21:44

Have you considered a raised hedge?  Expensive but you wouldn't lose any space underneath and would provide a fairly instant screen.

I have a similar problem with overlooking upstairs windows and have planted a Sorbus as they do have that rounded, dense shape.  It's a lovely tree but rather slow growing compared to the Prunus I have also put in.  You could also shape a Cherry laurel into a standard (as someone on here told me!)  which I am in the process of doing to create some evergreen privacy along with my deciduous trees.


Position and pruning of Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 21:03

I pruned mine in Nov/Dec last year and it seemed fine.  My tree hasn't produced any flowers or berries this year but is only 3 yrs old so that could be why.  Hopefully someone with a more mature tree will come along with some advice.  They are such lovely trees but I'll admit mine has looked a bit sorry for itself the latter end of the season with leaves coming off early - maybe didn't like the weather!

Russain Vine help

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 20:46

Yep - totally agree you can actually see it growing.  I planted one a few years ago to provide us with some privacy and it has taken over a 30 ft long fence already and most of the neighbours shrubs on the other side so it's coming out!!

Hypericum androsaemum - yellowing leaves

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 20:36

This is happening to quite a few of my plants this year too.  Have just fed them a dose of Epsom Salts - totally agree with flowering rose about too much rain!

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Trellis screen - any idea how much?

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Remove Robinia Tree?

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