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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

 

BOX TREES

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 12:32

About 10 days ago, I re-potted two smallish pyramid box trees to larger containers; there is now some browning to the leaves, 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 a 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

 

PAMPAS GRASS REMOVAL

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:34

Thanks Bekkie - the pampas wasn't diseased, the bed was crowded so I had to choose what should go - as the pampas was always tangled with bindweed from a neighbouring garden it had to go!   The removal of the grass has exposed  a fair expanse of fencing..... I thought trellis and a scented climber, maybe jasmine, but open to other ideas??

PAMPAS GRASS REMOVAL

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:15

I've removed a pampas grass this week and am now left with an area to level - I propose to use some good top soil to level this and the surrounding bed but before doing so I'd like some advice on 'treatment'; when the root of the pampas was lifted I found  several slugs and their eggs, should I use slug pellets on the surface or dig them in?  Is it best the leave the area to 'rest' for a while before digging over and applying the topsoil, then how long before new shrubs can be planted?   Lots of question as usual - hope you can help.  Many thanks.

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:47

Thank you, Fairygirl.   So much damage has been done around the garden this year by slugs and snails and yet neighbouring plots seem unaffected??  I've just cleared a lupin bed which has been destroyed!!  I shall take your advice on the clematis and then clear the soil around it - I have some pine cones left from Christmas so they'll be put to good use.....

Thanks again.

CLEMATIS 'REBECCA'

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:18

The plant is not thriving (I think it was planted approx. 5 years ago) and several leaves are brown (almost black) and crisp. It has flowered but the blooms are very sad and 'floppy'; it has suffered snail damage - we have been inundated by both slugs and snails -  maybe they could be the cause??  Unable to post a picture at present but wonder if from my description you may be able to offer some advice.  Should it be cut back now and if so, by how much?

Hope you can help

Many thanks

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NEW TREE

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BOX TREES

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ROUND UP GEL

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