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I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 21:19

Me and a chainsaw would not be a good combination Cloggie. 


I'll stick with the shredding

I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 21:10

sounds more complicated to me but I have about 60 years experience of sewing machines

I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:41

Life goes on Cloggie. Lots of it in dead wood

I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:34

Fungal spores are all around us. Fungi are how dead stuff is broken down. Most are beneficial, many are harmless, very few are harmful. The fungus is unlikely to have killed your tree it will have moved into dead wood.


All part of life's rich tapestry, not a problem

I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:16

Yes the fungus would live on and rot down would be much quicker than with healthy logs

I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 20:05

sounds like black hat time to me


make a nice woodpile for the beasties

I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 19:49

Coppice, cut it all down to the ground. We did the hazels last year and they've made new growth taller than me. Works for a lot of trees but not grafted ones

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I learned to use a chainsaw today

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 19:42

rotting trees are good, but I'd make it horizontal to avoid any future work.


With the bracket fungus and the rotting heart its days are numbered as a fruit tree.


If you coppice you'll probably cut off the grafted apple and be left with whatever the rootstock is

Leave the leaves

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 18:51

Some turn quicker, yes. They all disappear when the plants leaf up in spring though. All adds to the organic stuff in the soil. I would remove them from around tiny plants or those that like it well drained and airy, but otherwise leaves stay where they fall.

Listless Lupins

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 18:24

There are annual lupins, I've seen them advertised. Not sure if they're really annuals or just first year flowering perennials


http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/hardy-annual-seeds/lupin-hartwegii-ssp-cruickshankii-sunrise/3025TM


Lots more if you do an 'annual lupin' search

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the perils of plant ID

 
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yet another clematis question

 
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what dunnit?

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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a couple of IDs please

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