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bay tree pruning

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:38

Mine has proved amenable to a hard haircut now and again. It was a very tall multi-stemmed blob. I cut it back several feet to make a ground-level ball about 7 foot high. 

It looks good from 3 sides but the side away from the light looks a bit gappy. It doesn't look very good from the top yet, I can see it from the landing window, but it greened up OK last time I did it.

I did it a couple of months ago, probably a bit too early for the bay but I was concerned for the birds. The weather was kind though and it's just about in flower now

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:18

He's right Peanuts. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:59

Arum maculatum, aka lords and ladies, jack in the pulpit and many others

Tree Identification

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:25

There's a green tree in the toolbar, start from there it takes you to select from your pics and save and upload etc. It takes ages sometimes. If your pics are very large it's worth making them smaller or you'll be sick of waiting before it's done

What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:22

It has the look of a willow of some sort, Salix caprea maybe. Could the canes have been used to mark out rows for veg?

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:18

I don't throw them.

Not in one piece anyway

Newbie.. help with summer flowers

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:14

You need to visit the hardy perennials section at the GC  Dave. 

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:11

I'd leave the cotoneaster and go with the apple.

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:26

Hawthorn is an excellent choice. Very reliable and good for wildlife. It lends itself to pruning and general hacking about far better than the other two. 


can I prune my primroses

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:18

I grow the natives, P. veris and vulgaris, cowslip and primrose. They seed into grass paths and get mowed, often before they've finished flowering, but they come back every year

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