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What to do with broken fence panels?

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 11:38

When we ended up with fence panels after a recent storm we shredded them and used them to cover a soil path through the bottom of the garden.  They chiped into pieces about 1inch square and gave a nice firm base to what had been a muddy path.

Just a thought.  

conifers-dying

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 11:36

Last weekends storm helped a lot!!!  The fence is now at half mast and need repairing so we are using this as a chance to get the trees out as we back onto a nature walk, albeit with a 20ft drop, but at least they can get to the end of the garden from there.  The trees have conttributed to the damage to the fence, so will probably take out about six, this will still leave quite a number, but give some space to introduce something else. I shall probably be asking for ideas soon.  

conifers-dying

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 11:36

Last weekends storm helped a lot!!!  The fence is now at half mast and need repairing so we are using this as a chance to get the trees out as we back onto a nature walk, albeit with a 20ft drop, but at least they can get to the end of the garden from there.  The trees have conttributed to the damage to the fence, so will probably take out about six, this will still leave quite a number, but give some space to introduce something else. I shall probably be asking for ideas soon.  

conifers-dying

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:19

Had visit from the Forestry Commission who thankfully told me thcis is not Phytothora but because the conifers are planted too close together and get insufficient light.  So relieved it is not going to kill everything, but now need to work out how to remove some of the trees! 

 

 

 

conifers-dying

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 11:44

Thanks waterbutts.  Watched videos and although I am not in the areas they talked about, it seems it could be this disease.  It is causing the die back they talk about and leaves on a nearby haxel tree are also looking sad, rather as if autumn has come early.   I will cut out the main affected areas but the DEFRA website recommends using a  herbicide Spot burn, can anyone tell me what exactly this is and where I find it.   I don't want to lose all the other trees, shrubs and bushes to this so want to act soon.

Any other advice would be welcome. 

 

conifers-dying

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:54

I have several large conifer trees, some up to 45ft tall.  They have always been bushy, but now the branches on a couple of then are turning brown and they seem to be dying. They are at the bottom of the garden, but don't normally get much rain on the soil, as the canopy is very full.   Has anyone any ideas why this might be happening?

 

kolkwitzia-or-beauty-bush-shrub

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:46

Thanks both, I will cut down the old branches now, and see what happens with the few new branches next year, then prune them after (hopefully) they flower.  

kolkwitzia-or-beauty-bush-shrub

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 14:05

I have what I believe is a Kolkwitzia bush in my garden (inherited when we moved in).  This year it has only straggly branches and had very few flowers. It is about 6ft tall and has some arching stems, but looks pretty sad this year. Much of the wood seems old, although with white peeling bark it looks attractive.   But what should I do to rejuvenate the bush.  Gardening books say cut to grounds, but not when and how quickly qill it grow back.

Help and advice please. 

 

 

Shaded Border

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 13:53

Hi Everyone

An update on my north facing border.  Have planted a range of fuschias, divided the tiarella and created some more plants, added a nepeta along one end, and a couple of heucheras.  All doing well except for the heucharas which are not growing, but at least not dying. 

 

Thanks for all the help

 

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:41

Hi Everyone, Cut these down to the ground in April, and took lots of cuttings.  All the cuttings died, but the plants are now looking wonderful and have come back stronger and better than before.

Will try cuttings again next year, but thanks foir all the advi ce.

 

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