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Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 21:31
I think i'll feel safer to get rid and start again
I'd hate to find we do have issues in the next few years, and we aren't planning on moving for a good 5 if not 10 I'd say .

I'll only have a nagging worry ... And life's too hassled already without adding some tree to the equation !
I'll think of different things to replace it with, it'll give me a needed kick up the butt too, I need to grow a pair so to speak and stop dilly dallying around making garden decisions and just go with it !!

Fed up of over thinking the garden ... Just gotta start and I'm sure it'll be fine !

Trees

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 18:49
All good info - and yes , thanks Fairygirl, layers are good ... I plan to start as if October pay day and do a little every month to fill our blank canvas

Have also read that planting is good from now til April as not hot and lots of rain !
So I think I just need to be brave and make a choice ... Once one is chosen & planted I think I'll feel far more confident about further plantings


Thank you

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 14:08
Ha ha !!!
I read it all and though, & admittedly did wonder if it was mocking my 'I'm confused' statement !!


Very good rant though, I saw that ad the other day and i dismissed it for its gimmicky - ness

Trees

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:57
Aaaah thanks for the info,

I enjoy looking up the ideas as I don't know what they are ... Love trees that do different things depending on the season,... A bit of shade would be a welcome treat as our garden gets full sun in the summer, it's too much ????

I'll look these up and see there are plenty of places I can buy with delivery to the door ????

Thank you

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:51
This is making me feel a tad confused ... !

I've just tried to see if I can post a pic on here ... Failing somewhat ...
I'm happy to give it hair cut - it's standing well over the fence line and I wanted it be, or even just keep it at the height it currently stands

There's no sign of damage to the surrounding paving ... Of course I can't see what else is going on underneath, and it's the first few posts that scare me a wee bit !!

Thanks

Trees

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 10:07
I've googled
Strawberry tree looks & sounds nice - but will it be too big ?!

I love crab apples and bamboo .... Again, Any good ??

We have a staggered bed on one edge of the garden containing 6 conifer trees which I love
There's one big one and the rest are smaller (( but growing ! ))
They haven't wrecked the grass as people warned, they look very smart and were planted by the previous occupants

Trees

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 10:01
I have similar issues and intrigued by Sian's ideas for trees
I don't know them by name or sight , just know if I like them when I look at them !! And we very much need to screen from neighbours and have a typically small garden as have a modern house - garden is probably 10 metres by 11 metres and have just been told to get rid of the eucalyptus that I was so proud of

I really am inexperienced but would like to know how to achieve a nice garden from what is a very blank canvas at the moment ... We're south facing and have clay soil too

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 09:39
.... On the back of that I could do with ideas for replacements !

I have a large flower bed in it which needs to be filled ... It's against the neighbours fence and on the opposite side if the garden we have a conifer tree arrangement which is doing really well

Low maintenance / seasonal change and any evergreen ideas would be good

Our garden is fairly square , say 10 metres by 11 metres with neighbours I'd like to be screened from at the bottom of the garden and side ! 6 ft fencing to 2 sides - the walled side has the conifer bed , I like that side it feels complete ...

With these factors and a clay soil - oh and south facing ., any help ?

P.s . I'll get the hubby onto removing the eucalyptus

Thanks

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 09:28
Gosh does sound serious
Thanks guys
I haven't read anything to the contrary so think my poor tree is a gonna

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 08:38
Planted a lovely specimen about 2 years ago and it was about a metre tall .... Loved it for its silvery look, long thin trunk and lovely rounded leaves - and evergreen so great for screening . We have clay soil and I was pleased at it growing so quickly - it now stands happily above the 6 ft fence and is serving its purpose. Now the in laws pipe up saying they're concerned for our house- saying the roots will damage our foundations .... The trunk is probably 3 / 4 inches diameter ... I've tried researching and typically everyone has different opinions - but - generally speaking what I've read so far is bad news for the tree ...... Please , what should I do ? Thank you !!
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Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

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