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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:18

We have to remember that fruiting is the way the plant has of reproducing itself, and it wll often do this when under stress.  How well it will do in future years after treatment like that will depend on its age how much tlc it gets.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:16

Yes, you don't need to kill of the stumps, they will not re-shoot.  

However, as Fairygirl says, if you want to replant you will have to have them ground out - the soil will also have been very impoverished and will need nurturing.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:14

Depends on lots of things David - how it's been pruned etc, as well as the variety.  A mature lilac (10 years +) can be up to 5m tall - the size of the trunk will depend on whether it's on a single stem or multi-stemmed and at what height the trunk branches.  It will also depend on how well it's been nurtured.



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:07

I'd give the baytree a good hosing down with water - should remove aphids or honeydew or whatever the wasps and flies are after and won't harm the tree.

I wouldn't fancy using bayleaves in my soup if they'd been sprayed with insecticide.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:03

Good morning all,

Glorious sunshine here   Not a gardening day herer today  as visitors from Tas ariving.  


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 06:57

In the ate  autumn/early winter after the leaves have fallen - prepare the new site well, make sure any manure is well rotted and dug in well.  Take up as big a rootball as you can. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 23:18

Hmm, that's quite big - you might need to check with the Environment Agency - it'd be a shame to do a lot of planting then find they come along and clear the banks to speed the flow of the water, or dredge the river and dump the spoil on your planting. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 23:11

Keeps us out of mischief liseals - well, it does most of the time 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 23:03

 I'd look at using willow/osier rods that will grow and their roots will stabilise the bank - however they'll need coppicing every few years. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:56

Sleep tight GG 

OH is painting in the studio with the big sliding window open onto the terrace - he just heard a crunching sound and looked down and there was a hedgehog tucking into his supper 

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