Eynsham Red

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Any Idea What This Is?

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 18:13

Thank you everyone for your answers.  It seems there is a consensus for Lords and Ladies.  I've just looked on Google images which confirms that this is what the plant is.

I think that I will make a more consertive attempt at trying to get rid of it now as I've recently become a grandparent and the plant is just outside the garden door.

I remember it now from my childhood roamings in the local wood, and as Dove says, it's a lovely plant for the woodland, not a flower border.

Thank you all again.

Any Idea What This Is?

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 17:20

This plant comes up this time most years, but as I don't know what it is, or want it where it's growing (always the same place), I'be always pulled it up.

However, this year I've become curious to know exactly what I'm dealing with.

I'd be grateful for your thoughts.

Many thanks.

Tree pruning

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 18:21

Thank you both for your thoughts.

I've looked at the RHS website and watched Monty cutting back the overgrown apple tree, and I think it will be a case of suck it and see.  I'll probably seriously cut back a couple of the main trunks now and see how it goes.  If it doesn't go too rampant then I'll repeat the process next year but with a view to replacing it in a few year's time if not successful.

I'll continue to persevere with long loppers on the taller branches in the mean time.

Tree pruning

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:42

Thanks Obelixx, I'll try and watch that on Iplayer to see if I can get any tips.

Tree pruning

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:38

Thanks Pansyface.

We're not so much bothered about the fruit but would like to shorten the tree to a more manageable height rather than rip it out.  That way it would still preserve some shade and a roost for the birds.

What I was wondering is whether I would do irreparable damage to cut out most of the top.  Would new growth come from the main stems?

Tree pruning

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:08

Hi, I know that we've had numerous posts on this topic in the past, but I can't glean from any of the previous what I'd like to know

This apple tree is about 40 years old.  It's about 12-14ft high and is very "busy" at the top.  In the spring it wil increase height by 2-3 feet before I do a summer prune to thin out the leafy section. It' really becoming a bit unmanageable now and I'd like to reduce the height.  However as most of the greenery is at the very top, will I end up with several "trunks" with no leaf and ultimately a dead tree?

Does anyone have any suggestions please?  Many thanks.

Last edited: 21 January 2017 16:09:29

Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:42

Thanks everyone.  I shall continue as I've been doing.


Greenhouse Insulation

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:33

I have a small unheated glass greenhouse, just over 4'x4'.  Is there any benefit in lining it with bubble wrap to insulate it?  Last year I just covered the few plants shelves with fleece and most things were ok (pelargoniums etc.) so wondered if there is any particular benefit with bubble wrap.

Reflector in Greenhouse.

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 20:28

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'll certainly give the cucumbers a try, and probably hang around at the local recycle centre a bit and try to hijack what I can before it goes in the skip.

Reflector in Greenhouse.

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 18:31

I have a greenhouse which has one side right against a fence and a neighbour's tree which means that there is little direct sunlight after about lunch time.

I was considering lining the shady side with some type of reflective coating to maximize the morning sun and associated radiant heat.  I wondered if anyone has had any experience of doing this, and if so, were there any real benefits.



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