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Is this new Hawthorn tree diseased? Looks worrying.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:48

I'll stick with species I think. Though Hawthorns are inclined to throw out branches anywhere they feel like it. Little tufts appear on the trunks anywhere there's been a minor damage

Is this new Hawthorn tree diseased? Looks worrying.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:38

It looks  bit  rough though doesn't it. Where did you get it from?

I don't like the bottom of the trunk being narrower than that further up.

Or the bark damage.

I assume from the bark colours that the graft is quite high and all those damages will be a source of suckers. 

I have no experience of grafted trees, but that just doesn't look good to me

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:11

Over the years I've known lots of cats in gardens full of all sorts of plants and no cat ever got ill. I think they still have some sort of instinct/common sense that we've lost.

Not so sure about dogs

alkaline soil

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:02

This fits with J. polyanthum as I know it (and lost it)

I can't improve on that

I see you live in Spain Ken.


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

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