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Stag's Horn Sumach tree

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 08:02


Carole Watkins wrote (see)

Can I try and dig up the root of this horrible tree the stag horn.I chopped it down several months ago I am getting lots of new shoots and have noticed next doors lawn is full of it.I have used sbk .


Just another angle eh? Plenty more of them preceding that one... 

As you say Verd - like bamboo, be very careful where you plant it and be ready for the consequences! Ground conditions have a big influence on many of these plants. 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 07:57

lovegardens - take your time creating your plot - your last one grew over 17 years, and it's hard to look out on a very different view.

 It can be daunting having a blank page when you're used to so much more. Decide which areas need attention first - shelter belt/privacy etc. Start a new thread and ask for some suggestions for the bits you need to tackle first. You might be better getting a boundary hedge in  initially, or some trellis for climbers to give privacy.

In any case, you'll get plenty of help on the forum.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 07:52

Morning all/afties Pat  - we're about 33 degrees lower than you at the moment! 

Little drop of snow here too Lesley but some dark clouds coming this way. Might be more of an issue with ice. 

Think BL's right about the mag taking a month or so depending on when you subscribe. I don't get it now, although I occasionally buy it. 

Panda - are you more mobile today? 

Dove - take it easy with the neck . I remember having the same problem and thought it was ok when I drove - till I had to reverse into a parking space and could only turn my head 90 degrees! That took longer than it should have  

Soil over pond liner in a wildife pond

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:46

Lovely - I'm sure the newts will be desperate to get back into their nice revamped  5 star hotel Lucid  

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:44

And we love you Steve 


Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:30

How interesting GD. Did your Dad ever say why he didn't like horse? 

Lack of sunshine

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:27

Ah - got you Esspee. Been on the Campsies a bit but not since last winter/spring 

My back garden is sunny but exposed. It's probably the same aspect as yours. I used to live round the corner and it's amazing how much more sheltered it was because of the angle!

No rhodos in flower yet  - even my snowdrops are just starting. Funny isn't it?  

I know we joke about the weather, but I think it's been a fairly benign winter here. Drier than usual. It's the wind that makes the big difference - there's been less of that in general. I've been able to get out on the hills a fair bit and Saturday was great - two weeks ago was the same. More of that would be good! 

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 21:01


Raising the level of a lawn

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:57

Looking forward to the photos LG ...of the lawn as well as the dancing 

The prep is always worthwhile even if it feels never ending. It will be splendid by the summer   

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:55


B3 wrote (see)

Pansy I suspect he was the first person to call himself an expert while the rest of them just got on and did the job.


Which takes us back to the start of this thread B3.....

Hosta - just as well you have a dodgy knee.....

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