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Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 18:05


Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 17:57

Thanks Obelixx.


Ive given it a very good cut to remove as many of the dead bits I can reach, including reducing the crown which was all dead.


I'm very worried about it though, as from the photos below it looks ill to me. Is this some sort of dieback? Should the core be brownish black?!


it looks horrible 😶


The green branches first seem to go entirely yellow, then develop black marks, that go through to the core, before eventually turning he whole stem black.

Can anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:05

 Gah, I've still a lot to learn!

Can anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:04

Looks like a flowering cherry, but I'm sure if I'm massively off target someone will correct me soon enough!

Cats pooping in raised bed compost

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:01

Yes you'll be fine 😊


Having waged war with my feline friends for years I can confirm that things in ground work very well, where there are bare patches, spaced so they cannot scratch and dig.


Garlic granules work too, but need to be reapplied after heavy rain.


We recently installed an ultrasonic cat scarer and one main moggy who was being particularly insis tent, hasn't been back since.


some work on batteries, others On mains. Harmless to the animal but emit high pitched sound they dislike, as they have sensitive hearing.


Titalky harmless to birds, of which we have many visiting our garden.

Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 13:50

Ther have been 3 cypresses there for about 50 odd years, which we are in the process of removing, as they are dwarfing the small garden and nothing grows under them.


I wanted to plant  shrub in the same area, once the cypresses are gone, but was wondering if I may need to improve the soil first.


I'll probably be planting a lilac in that spot, eventually.


many thanks.

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 13:45

Thanks HC.


you may well be right, I fear. I will try thinning it out and removing all dead wood, then give it w ve good feed too. Here is hard paving around the bed, but it is on a Gardena watering system when we are away....however it wouldn't get many nutrients and not much if any rainwater, it's true.


any particular feed you'd recommend?

Ill mimosa tree

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 09:36

PS mimosa has never been ill before.

C/h/e/a/p K/i/t/c/h/e/n/s Bradford

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 09:31

Get lost Kor - reported by me as well.

Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 09:27

😮 at the oyster mushroom pansyface!


HC is that on one of your trees?! Hope not...

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