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HOSTA 'BLUE ANGEL'

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 12:48

Thank you all for your replies; hosta will be rehoused in a straight sided pot of suitable size with good compost.  I've tried for the first time this year, organic liquid seaweed fertiliser on other plants, so perhaps the hosta will respond well to this feed?

Know only too well the perils of pots with incurved rims!!

Thanks once again

HOSTA 'BLUE ANGEL'

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:16

I've have a Hosta Blue Angel in a 7" GC pot and showing four very healthy shoots.  As this is a very large variety I would appreciate some advice on what size container I should start with.   The slug/snail population in my garden dictate planting out is not an option!

Hope you can help, thank you.

 

 

 

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:05

Started early this morning digging out the sawdust and putting into black bags, have phoned local council to ask if they can dispose as I guess there will be 20 or so bags; back already aching!   Have to fix the fence panel, too   

Lead Farmer - I'm concerned now about the problem recurring; the lawn is already a mess where the fungus followed the tree root, the stump has been removed but the root remains beneath the lawn.

Thanks again, everyone.

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:15

Thank you all for your replies - I am concerned now about disposal with the usual garden rubbish; perhaps it should be included with household waste?

 

Thanks again,

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:44

Had a large Downy Birch removed this afternoon and the stump has been ground out.   Honey fungus has been present along the root line into the lawn; should I dispose of the sawdust or will it be safe to use it in the surrounding shrubberies?  If it can be used, is it necessary to add any feed/fertiliser?

Thanks as always for your advice.

NEW TREE

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 14:04

Thank you Edd, for all the information.  The tree surgeon is going to fell the tree and remove the stump when we get the go ahead.  I shall have to get help to dig up the lawn and line the area as you suggest, but at least now I know what to do,

I think I should leave well alone until the tree is removed then proceed as you suggest - a real shame to lose the tree.

Thanks again.

NEW TREE

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:09

Sorry I'm late in responding, but thank you Fleurisa and Edd for your interest.  I just have to wait for final approval to fell the tree ( I live in a conservation area) and in the meantime...... do I dig out the fungus and the surrounding turf  or perhaps wait for some colder weather to kill it off?  The wet, mild conditions here are on the side of the fungus!!

I'm keeping a close eye on surrounding shrubs and trees - there are two more betula close by - much younger and very attractive multi-stemmed varieties and hopefully not quite so susceptible; am I correct in thinking that only older/weaker trees are prone to the problem??

Thanks again for your help.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW TREE

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:24

I am about to remove an old Downy Birch Tree which is diseased and honey fungus is present at its base and along the root line into the lawn - two questions please:

1. How do I deal with the fungus in the lawn?

2. How long before I can plant a new tree in in the same position?

Your advice would be appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

BOX TREES

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 23:05

Thanks Nutcutlet and Bob for your replies.   I checked the RHS link and it doesn't look like box blight; they were pot bound and I teased out the root ball a little before re-potting, mixing just a small handful of FBB into the new compost and I've watered regularly.  It's reassuring to know that I got it right 'cos I'm still learning.

They've been moved to their new location this afternoon and I will keep a close eye on them over the new few days; don't want to lose them.  Perhaps they just didn't like the disturbance.   Thank you once again.

BOX TREES

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 18:22

Posted this earlier on wrong forum so here goes again!

About 10 days ago, I re-potted two smallish pyramid box trees to larger containers; there is now some browning to the leaves and they fall quite easily , is this to be expected?  I added fish blood and bone to the new compost, did I do the wrong thing?  What should  I use as fertiliser?  Also as the new containers are 'front of house'  can I use gravel/horticultural grit on top of the compost?

As always your advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks

 

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