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dead tree fungi

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:46

I dont know if thats honey fungus. But be careful if you have a dead Cherry tree as they are prone to Honey fungus.

I had a lovely old cherry tree but I suspected it had HF as the privet hedge next to it was dying off gradually each year. I didnt want to lose my hedge do I dug out the tree along with the dying hedge and replaced the soil, and planted new hedging.

 

The traditional product for killing off HF is no longer sold as such, but it has now ben relabled and sold as patio cleaner. Think it was called Armillatox, though Jayes Fluid is supposed to treat it as well.

Which sand for soil improvement?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:26

Im replacing my lawn this year and want to rotavate some sand into the heavy soil to help with drainage. Would regular grit sand from builders merchants be suitable?

 

Thanks. 

My Garden 2012

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:10

Sorry Jacqui, I meant the actual edging material, is it timber or a concrete edging?

Thanks.

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 20:57

I was told by the place I bought mine from that I should prune mine back next year to encourage growth, and even trim the tip off to encourage a new leader.

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 14:18

Heres a photo of my 4ft (ish) Fraser Fir. I was advised to buy a smallish tree as it would have a greater chance of surivng being dug up and potted. Hope it survives for many xmas's..

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/DSCN2902.jpg

 

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:31

Thanks for the advice.

My Garden 2012

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:27
jacqui whitmore wrote (see)
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16257.jpg?width=350


 

 



 

Lovely garden Jacqui.

 

Can I ask what you have edged your garden path with please (the straight edging between lawn & gravel)? Im wanting to create a similar edge between lawn & path in my garden.

 

Thanks.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:18

Ive just purchased a rooted 4ft Fraser Fir tree that I dug up myself from the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire. I intend to keep it potted and would like some advice regarding keeping it healthy.

 

The place I bought it from told me to just plant in normal compost, whereas I always thought they needed erecaceous compost?

 

Also, is there a preferred feed that I should give it, and when?

 

Many thanks 

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 21:08

I think thats good advice, and I will do just that. Your right, I should have pruned it sooner and I shall now have to forego some fruit in order to get the shape right.

 

Thanks very much

LF.

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 20:32

Im always hesitant when pruning, but then once Ive started I cant stop!

The only problem I can see with pruning this way is that I will always only have the three brances. I really would like some more side branches so Im now wondering if I ought to cut these back to encourage more branches? Even if that means going without fruit this year?

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