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Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 01:41


The pillar shaped Golden Elm I planted as a replacement for the Robinia  is doing really well, it's already in leaf after the winter and you can almost see it growing.

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 01:28

That's a real shame about your Robinia Rodgy-Dodge.

Hope you find something as pretty to replace it.

Although this replacing of trees can begin to get a bit expensive, no more Robinias   

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 16:44

Gambo.....If you let it grow as big as this you don't want it near your foundations, the roots are huge.

I brought this eucalyptus home on the bus in my shopping bag from the local market 30 years ago, it's now well over 60ft tall. 

Yours is still small enough to move and now is the time to do it. 


Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 21:59

That looks to be a grand little tree Rodgy-Dodge, good luck with it I hope it does well for you.

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:54

Hope you can see from the two photos above the first one was taken in 2011 showing my fine healthy Robinias.

The second photo below was taken last year 2012 and the  canopy is thin and sparse.

This year both trees are dead.

I have replaced one with a small Copper Beech ( pretty ) and the other with a pillar shaped Golden Elm ( just as bright ).

I would not personally have advised Rodgy-Dodge to plant the new Robinia where the dead one was taken out as the spores from the deadly disease are probably still in the ground.

I have noticed that other Robinias in my surrounding area have also disappeard this year, not good!

Good luck with your new tree Rodgy-Dodge,and let us know if it survives.



Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:03


Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:59


Plants for complete shaded areas

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 01:11

Thank's, a friend of mine has a house with a small back yard which is in complete shadow most of the day, she would love to be able to grow some cheerfull flowers, your suggestions are most welcome.

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 18:25

My two Robinias are also looking very sparse in the canopy this year, they are about five years old and make the garden look so sunny.

I am hopeing that it is just this very wet summer that is the problem because the ground they are in has become very soggy.

I have a pillar shaped 'Golden Elm' which is doing very well and is just as bright as the Robinias and as it is a pillar shape it does not make too much shade onto my neighbour's garden.


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