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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,

 

VERY OLD HOLLY HEDGE

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 18:36

My Christmas dinner won't result in a need for prunes Verdun

VERY OLD HOLLY HEDGE

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 18:29

I'd go with the prunes Verdun

I think wherever you cut it to, it will grow from there and below, nothing

VERY OLD HOLLY HEDGE

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 18:21

It will never thicken at the bottom without being cut back Edd, 

VERY OLD HOLLY HEDGE

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 18:07

I've cut holly right back to base in the past and it grew back very quickly, much quicker than  newly planted holly. 

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 18:53


 This dunnock hit the window and I picked it up and put it in the hedge to recover.

My photography skills wouldn't have got this one fully conscious

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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spam 
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I think it's some sort of geranium

 
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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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a couple of oddities

 
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the perils of plant ID

 
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yet another clematis question

 
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feeding the birds

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ponds

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what dunnit?

 
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might be ricinus

 
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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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