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What is this tree?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 13:01

Someone has just been around and looked at this Mulberry. He suggested the tree may be lacking leaves because it has been a dry season. He suggested just cutting the dead branches off this year and seeing what it does next season and whether it produces more leaves and fruit further up the branches rather just on the ends. Does this make sense at all?

What is this tree?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:38

Ah brill thanks. That link is perfect. I expected this as pruning it I felt sure would finish it off for good. I get annoyed when we move house at the previous owners don't keep track of pruning trees and bushes in their gardens and then long term causes problems like this.

What is this tree?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 19:54

Thanks. So basically just thin out the tree but do not cut the ends is that what you mean? The leaves are on the last third of the branches and at some point will need pruning. Does fruit etc ever grow back on what is currently bare branches? 

What is this tree?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:34

Hi All. I am still struggling to know whether I should prune this Mulberry tree please? All the flowers etc are blooming at the ends of the branches. I am concerned that when/if I prune it at the end of the Summer I will loose all flowers etc for next season. Some branches are completely dead, but it does need pruning quite considerably but because the previous owner didn't manage it very well I am concerned it has been left to grow too wild.

What is this tree?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 17:04

How can I prune this, as all the fruit and leaves seem to be growing at the end of the branches? I am concerned that if i prune the branches I am cutting off next years growth. The dead branches are fine and easy to prune but I do not want no growth next year by pruning the ends. Thanks in advance

What is this tree?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 15:15

Yes, I think you are right as the berries turn black afterwards. They make an awful mess on the grass. Why would the inner branches not produce any blossom or leaves this year? Should we prune these back? We need to do a hard prune at the end of the Summer anyway.

What is this tree?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 15:06


What is this tree in our garden please? We have not pruned it since we moved in but have noticed this year that the inner branches seem dead or at least have not flowered any blossom or leaves. If it isn't a very clear photo t has what resembles small raspberries as the fruit.

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:57

Ok great thanks for all your advice. We have not had any luck with Rhubarb until now. I didn't think it was possible to kill it?

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:46

So it's Ok to eat, fab! Oops I have been cutting the flower stalks but know to twist the stems. Can rhubarb be eaten your round if growth permits? I thought it may be poisonous at certain times of the year?

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:31

We have acquired a variety of rhubarb in our garden. I am not sure what sort it is, but I am unsure when to harvest it. I thought Rhubarb harvesting etc was dependant on what sort it was. Can anyone help please? I have been removing the flowers.


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