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To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:44

Yes, I know seeds do that but I wondered whether MJSR had planted them, or the previous owner. They just don't seem in the right places.

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:36

I've been wondering - why are those trees coming up between paving stones? Did you plant them? Did they just grow? I would keep a Rowan, I like them and trees give character and shade and somewhere for birds to sit, but I don't think they are in the right place. They look so in the middle. They should have earth around them to let rain in and to breathe and allow the trunks to grow, as obelixx has said.

Is there much more garden that we can't see in the photo? Where is the flower bed? Which bits get sun? You wouldn't want to block it all out.

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:35

When I enlarged the photo it looked as though 2 trees were growing out of the same hole. I would get rid of one.

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:25

Rowans are lovely and are OK for small gardens. I would get rid of the ash.

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:23

How possible would it be to do a training course in gardening and take it from there? People would be more likely to employ you if you had a diploma under your belt.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:20

Hello Betty. This is the thread where we chat, not so often about gardening. Some of us have been here a long time, others are fairly new. Welcome. I hope you like it here.

Bulbs

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:08

Not really bulbs, but tubers, I have 3 varieties of dahlia that have been coming up for years, even when it's been a cold winter. They are Arabian Nights, Park Princess and "Pooh". I have others too that have survived winters, forgotten the names. Most people dig them up and store them but mice ate mine so I just left them and had a nice surprise. Some, like Bishop of Landaff, don't survive cold winters though.

Late Summer/Autumn Clematis'

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 11:02

I also love Betty Corning, aym280, it has a wonderful scent. I have it in a pot, bought having seen it in a garden open for the NGS.

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:54

Shame about your Gertrude Jekyll. My David Austin roses seem more disease resistant than others, but I have most in pots and I feed and water them a lot. The ones in the ground need more watering than other roses I think. I have a climbing "The Pilgrim" which never shows any sign of disease. Lady Emma Hamilton did very well last year, but I've only had her for 2 years.

Plumbago

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:48

Sorry, I don't know. I've only grown one I bought in a garden centre, by it's third year it had grown so big and heavy that I left it outside, so it died, poor thing.

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