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Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 15:02

oooo just seen this....Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'....

Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 14:58

I'll have to get someone to quote (will ask neighbours who they have used), for removing the tree, which I think long term will be needed, but I am tempted to go for the RR (avoiding predictive!) in the meantime. I think I have enough space, but it looks to grow huge - would I be able to keep it less bushy towards the bottom? If the tree is diseased is it likely to affect the RR or other plants? At the moment the neighbours over that part of the fence wouldn't even notice it, but future neighbours may get upset if it encroaches on their side too much - how prickly is it for pruning with regard to reaching over the fence to keep their side in check? Just so you know, it would be my first ever rose I have bought! ( got a small multi-coloured one that I inherited with the house but that's all).

When it comes to removing it (hopefully before nature takes it's course), then I'll think about replacing the tree, maybe with the liquidambar as suggested, I should have enough space to dig a big enough a hole to the right. Looking at the garden as a whole a replacement tree would be the right framework/backdrop to fit in.


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 14:32

 Clarington - yes south Yorkshires sunny today but by 'eck it's cold out there! We could get our funds together and go down to nice cosy cornwall, however don't believe everything you read on the internet (6-7 degrees indeed Verdun, is that the temp in your house? feels like it in mine today).


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 12:05

Sounds like you deserve it WW, you seem to have put a lot of time and thought into it recently. 

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Posted: 19/11/2013 at 12:03

Thanks obelisk, that looks a nice tree. Crocus have them at £39.99 for about 5ft, just unsure it will put on the extra height quickly enough, may look around and/or consider other options. 

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Posted: 19/11/2013 at 11:08

Hi dove, that was my original and preferred idea but I'm not sure the right side will remain stable long term, the bark is still falling off, it seems diseased and there's a lot of water trapping in the fork of the trunks.I particularly like your pics where there is still space at the bottom. If the tree fell further or we decided to cut it at a later date, would that fit in with pruning the climbers once established?


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 10:57

Are you moving far Clari ? And are you taking any of your plants with you? 


Posted: 19/11/2013 at 10:47

We also have lovely blue skies, frost slowly going. I was wrong about the car, it did need scraping. Had a short walk this morning (just to collect a parcel), cold cold cold but still quite enjoyable. I've been in the garden with the ipad taking photos before the flowers finally go ( not that they are showing much sign yet). Also need to start thinking about what to do with the gap left by the fallen tree. But for now, it's onwards with paperwork! 

Quick screening fix needed

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 10:42

A large tree collapsed in the summer leaving a gap at the back of the garden. I think the remaining part of the tree will need cutting down, at least the right side trunk. 

Any ideas what can go in its place to screen from the houses beyond ?

And how long before it reached above the fence which is about 5 1/2 ft including bottom panels.

Or any ideas if I could build a raised planter along the top of the fence ( would need to be fairly cheap and easy).

Reasonable soil, south facing.

Thank you.


what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 10:22

Salvia mystic spires with a few penstemon. Nasturtiums still holding their own. Cyclamen, kaffer lilies, geranium, osteospernum. That's about it but still looking lovely in the sunshine.







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