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New Acer

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:01

Hi Colleen

most of the decorative acers that are grown in pots are cultivars of Acer palmatum. I googled acer flamingo and it's Acer negundo, a different species. I have plain Acer negundo growing in the garden, 'straggly with no real shape' describes it very well. You can prune it, if you cut it right back it will regrow, but it will never look like the others

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:27


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:26

You could make a start.

Drainage issues

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:17


where did you dig your trench at the top or the bottom? Ideally it would need to be at the top top redirect the water away from your plot but wherever it is the water needs somewhere to go. Are there ditches around?

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:05
B3 wrote (see)

Thanks all. There is always a place in my garden for 'weeds' - unless they don't know who's boss!


In mine too B3, 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 21:03


House martins

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:29

Swallows have been investigating our buildings today. Sheds, woodstore and two bedrooms. I'm not having them nesting in the bedrooms so they can rethink that one

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:21

I always have a few but never got anywhere near a problem Berghill. They must like your place better than mine

Help! I'm having problems with my Bay Tree

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:19

I'd cut off the right hand side one right back to the ground.and see how it goes. I wouldn't start spraying anything for anything unless sure it's there. 

It looks like 2 distinct trunks, one of which is dead, any sort  of leaf pest  would have had both of them.

You may find 2 completely separate plants there and could remove the dead one


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:23

It's the year for this sort of growth. I'm fascinated by all things green and won't be getting rid of mine


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