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Sycamore trees

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 22:07

Answering a question that hasn't been asked is a very useful skill.


Sycamore trees

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 21:15

Do you think we've answered the question yet?

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:55

Artjak, I think its down to loss of habitat in a lot of cases. Some birds are more adaptable to changing circumstances. Others have a very precise type of area in which they can survive and if they lose it they can't survive. 

Laburnum Tree

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:48

Too right Joe. 

Sycamore trees

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:45

They're big, get nasty black spots on them and seed everywhere.


Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:43

 I agree. There are always fungi about, just don't eat the fungi if you don't know what they are.

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:38

I used to be a very wary cutter back but over the years i've come to realise that, for many shrubs, the harder you cut back the better. If you cut off the top few feet you may well get a nice bushy little top knot. I doubt if all the side branches would bush out as well. I'd cut it back lower and cut back the side branches as well to achieve bushyness (is that how you spell it?). The best cutting back of a holly I ever did was after one got burnt by an over-ambitious bonfire. The holly was cut back to base and within a few years was a really bushy shrub.

Not sure when's the right time. When you get round to it? I gave one a good seeing to in October but it's too early to tell if successful. I'm not expecting it to die though. They're pretty tough.

Can anyone identify my mystery plant?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 15:20

That seems to work asilvert. Things don't always do as i expect in the computing world. All the pics I've posted before have been mine, this came from google images, perhaps I'm not allowed to use them. 

Sounds like a good party elf centre

Aut of control Laurel bush

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 15:01

They'll grow back but on the whole I've found they respond better to being cut back to base rather than higher up. I got a lot of die back after I cut back high up but some lovely green shoots from the base. Ones I cut right back looked better sooner

Can anyone identify my mystery plant?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 14:58

Anyone know why my cannabis pic didn't appear? I've put pics on before with no problem and it was on the screen when I submitted reply?

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