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Shade and dry loving plants

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:19

Thanks all for the tips: they are greatly appreciated.  As for the tree canopy, when it's in full leaf (as it is now), it takes sustained, heavy rain to get anywhere close.  Saturday's constant downpours finally got through by late afternoon! 

Shade and dry loving plants

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 14:14

Many thanks for the mulch tip, obelixx.  And geraniums would look lovely there: I shall look into those.

stags-horn-sumach

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 11:56

We had a sumach which, from an aesthetic point of view, I loved.  However, it had sent suckers out all over our front garden; some as much as 30 feet away from the main tree.  We took the tree itself down about 3 months ago, and I have spent those last 3 months trying to kill the suckers.  I did another batch yesterday, and stopped counting at just short of 40.  My advice would be to get rid of the sumach as soon as you possibly can!

sumac--help-

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 18:47

That's helpful, thank you.  I wondered if that might be the case: I counted today's sprouting bits, but stopped at 28.  Sigh!  

sumac--help-

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 10:32

We had a large sumac in our front garden which for various reasons, has had to be cut down.  But now, not only is the stump sprouting new leaves, but mini sumacs are now sprouting all over the front garden lawn, up to 30 feet away from the main tree.  I am assuming the tree has sent suckers out all over the place, but how do I get rid of them and kill the tree once and for all?  I've been obsessively pulling the sproutlets up, but they spring back up as quickly as I pull them out.  I have already used a woody plant/tree stump killer on the stump, but wonder if it's not working because the sap is still rising?  

Shade and dry loving plants

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 10:03

Oh, that's a good idea: thank you.  Actually, the tree is surrounded by paving slabs, so they would provide a good barrier for the periwinkles.  Thank you for that.  I shall investigate the Euonymus too.  

Shade and dry loving plants

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 09:40

We have a fairly large tree near to the house that we love, as do the birds.  Around its base, there is a good amount of sandy soil which we've now cleared of the brambles that were there.  Having done that, I would now like to plant something there but, especially during summer, no direct sunshine gets to that soil and very little water.  The tree is very thick with leaves (we thought it was a false acacia but, now it's in leaf, it's obvious it isn't that), and even the mint I've put in there temporarily isn't that chuffed to be there.  Any recommendations for something suitable I can put there?  All advice warmly welcomed! 

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