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Bushing oak trees...

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 19:52

if you cut back to just above a bud, that bud and probably others below it, will grow to produce branches.

Stratification and species tulips?

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 18:45

Sow seed when ripe, don't wait for autumn. All the tulips I've grown have germinated easily. Did they die or die back for winter?

Tulips won't need cold treatment, they don't come from a cold climate area. 

I'm not sensible, I'll try anything from seed.

The rule is, sow fresh, think where they come from and replicate that.

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 15:21

They're ahead of any snowdrop Berghill, have you got snowdrops? I can' only see tips. A few aconites though and hellebores  are a good 6 weeks ahead of themselves

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 15:11

I've got narcissi


 Rijnveld's Early Sensation. Never this early in all the years they've been there.

Please ignore, ivy, nettle and all dead stalks of this and that

Festive Cats

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:08

I've never commented on a cat thread before but if it's Hosta benefit thread I'll contribute.

I've nothing intelligent to say though, does it matter?

Help needed with yew tree selection

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 14:05

Probably get some disposable bows quite quickly with faster growing wood. It would be appropriate for today's thinking.

Use it once, chuck it out

 

 

Help needed with yew tree selection

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 10:05

Love the Christmas avatar Dove

Happy Christmas

Help needed with yew tree selection

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 09:54

 Fairy

Stick with native species Andrew, they look right and do well.

 

Help needed with yew tree selection

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 09:35

Taxus baccata is the yew that bows are made from. There aren't many taxus species but if you're creating woodland in England T baccata has to be the one. 

Don't confuse 'species'  with 'variety' or 'cultivar'. With the exception of Taxus cuspidata, (?spelling), aka japanese yew, everything you see in the GC is a variation of T. baccata. All those upright, yellow edged, spreading ones, they're all T. baccata.

A straight trunk free of lower branches can be created by cutting the bottom ones off. It's not how a yew grows naturally. It's not that slow growing but don't be impatient, there's no shortcut to plant growth.

Not sure about heavy clay, I haven't tried yew in that

What passes you by?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 20:06

The Archers,

 

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