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christmas tree

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:25

I would cut them right down.  They will look horrible if you take the tops out and they will continue to grow upwards.

If your grandchildren are still interested in them, I would cut them into logs and use them to build a logpile to encourage wildlife into your garden.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 07:18

To correct an erroneous statement made earlier

Mike Allen wrote (see)
.... The Bluebells are also bulbs, but of a different kind. To illustrate. Some plants species have the ability to produce swollen roots, that can be used to increase the species.

In the case of the Bluebell. No reproduction except by seed. ...


The above statement is incorrect.

"... Bluebells can spread rapidly, sending out underground runners, on the end of which new bulbs form. ..

an extract from the RHS website

This is important as gardeners trying to control an area of Spanish bluebells may assume from the information given earlier,  that it is enough to remove the seedheads - it is not.

Plum tree appears to be dying

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 06:58

Unfortunately there's currently a problem with posting pictures on the forum - the tech team are working on it and hopefully it will be resolved soon.

In the meantime some people are getting around this glitch by uploading their pictures onto one of the photo-hosing websites such as Photobucket, and posting a link.


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 06:30

Good morning all

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Morning all.

OMG @ election results.

  Our very good MP has lost his seat and been hit really hard

However, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, life goes on and I have time to do some gardening today

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 20:17

So all Louise has to do to get chestnuts is to get another tree - Wiki says, "...All Castanea species readily hybridize with each other..." so it doesn't matter which variety she gets

There were lots of chestnut trees where I used to work - wonderful chestnuts every year - big fat ones

Tiny chestnuts?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:59

Wikipedia says that chestnut trees are not self fertile - they need another chestnut tree  nearby for the flowers to be pollinated.


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:54

Glad to 'see' you back in one piece Hosta   Now give that knee some tlc - possibly a glass of something medicinal is needed? 

Think several of us have been on our soapboxes today - but I think that here we're preaching to the converted

What is this shrub I thought was box

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:31

Unfortunately at the moment there's a blip on the forum which is preventing us from posting photos - the tech team are working on it and hopefully it will be resolved before long.

Do i need to cut this?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:28

Unfortunately at the moment there's a blip on the forum which is preventing us from posting photos - the tech team are working on it and hopefully it will be resolved before long.

Some people are getting around this by putting their pics on a photo-hosting site such as photo-bucket, and posting a link here


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:20

Oooh Wintersong ((hugs)) ((hugs)) ((hugs))


LillyP - what a huge relief

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