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Posted: 29/11/2013 at 15:01

I nearly didn't find a parking space, the world and his wife were in Sainsbugs, but as well as the supermarkets, all the big carparks in the city centre were showing as full by 10.30 so Christmas shopping must've started 

Coming back out of the city, leaves from the huge lime trees and beech trees either side of the road were blowing across the road - it was absolutely beautiful, but now the wind has turned really chilly - winter's here folks!!! 

Poinsettia SOS

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:24

I totally agree Mark - it's so sad, and it's also disrespectful of the low-paid workers who propagated and potted the looked after those plants.  

Some plants are salvageable - I bought two tiny almost dead Christmas Cacti some 14 years ago and now they're amazing plants that everyone who sees them flowering remarks on.  

But there are some plants that just don't have that resilience, and I'm afraid that Poinsettias are in that group 

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:10

There's a discussion here which might be of help Nut 

Poinsettia SOS

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:08

I'm afraid that some of them have not been treated that well before we buy them, and all the tlc in the world will not undo the harm that's already been done 

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:58

Nut, not all trees take to being pollarded, and strictly speaking you wouldn't be pollarding a tree that old, you would be topping it, and then managing it as a pollarded tree, but it's unlikely that it would produce the lollipop effect of a true pollard.

There is an opportunity for homeowners to seek advice on their trees from professional arboriculturists on this forum .


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:42

If turning it on and off again doesn't work, try Dove


Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 12:57

In my experience pollards are best cut back to the original pollarded head every 4 to 5 years, and I would do it about now, when the leaves are falling.

Hope that's helpful. 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 10:16

Right, off to the farm shop and Sainsbugs - anyone want anything???


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 10:15

David, I had to click on the little black arrow for it to take me to page 41 - and as KEF says, the turning it off and beating it with a stick before turning it back on again often works for me, but if all else fails, here's a link again 

Making a terrarium

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:54

I've found it's best not to include flowering plants, as when the flowers drop they will rot and cause infection. 

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