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How to stop horses eating fencing??

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:11

There is a field of eight lovely horses (not mine)which boarder my garden -whilst they are lovely to look at they seem to take great pleasure in eating my wooden fencing-any ideas how they can be (humanely) prevented from doing this (other than the obvious..?)

Encouraging rowan tree (sheerwater seedling) growth after a trauma!!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:59

Great idea about the tights -thats one to try -thanks

Encouraging rowan tree (sheerwater seedling) growth after a trauma!!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:58

Hi -thank you -The damage wasn't all the way around at all -minor  but it looked about one quarter to  third of girth ( max )when cut back for repair in total.On the rowan tree it was mild 

exterior layer bark damage really.Damaged area is now covered in sealant so extent of damage is now masked.I am just hoping my well intended  "repair" didn't stress the trees more.(One of the apple trees was completely girdled -I tried a graft transplant plus sealant-but I think that ones not going to last!).The areas were cleaned to expell discolouration and deter rot -then sealant dressing applied.Are these tree types robust enough to withstand this "help ?"Thanks

Encouraging rowan tree (sheerwater seedling) growth after a trauma!!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:32

Hi -hopefully you can offer some advice-I have planted some rowan trees ( sheerwater seedling variety ).They were slightly damaged by a strimmer.(around base of trees).I cut out any damage and applied a commercial sealant.I have since learned sealant may not have been the best way to help the tree heal.(It is now considered an old fashioned treatment apparently)As it cannot be undone without causing further damage -has anyone any tips on encouraging growth /recovery in these trees. The soil type is slightly acidic and of good quality and they were surrounded with mulch to aid that peaty base they seem to prefer.Any ideas ? (Some apple and pear trees affected and treated with this method also). I would welcome  any constructive ideas -thank you.

No berries on my rowan trees

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:20

How do you encourage  growth on a sheerwater seedling rowan tree ? I have some that got damaged slightly by a strimmer-I cut back to good wood and applied sealant-I am now given to understand this is an outdated treatment,in fact it may hinder recovery-hence the enquiry -what can I do to promote or encourage this type of trees recovery? Thanks 

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