London (change)

Tads


Latest posts by Tads

1 to 10 of 90

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:42

" thanking"  you all, it all helps ! 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 20:35

mmmn, realised that was the case,  as I have had a meeting a couple of months ago, with a tree felling company who came to look at the tree, & explained this aspect to me. They told me at that time, that they would be instructed ( by the Railways I assumed) to prune the tree only, & not remove it, describing what you said about the balance.  But thankyou for your comment. Today's team of tree fellas, told my daughter they will be taking the whole tree down, & be back to finish the job, & then left.  (The 2 stories differ!) What is done is done now.   If they dont come back to cut & remove the rest, I am interested in what happens to the tree, if it survives the heavy cutting, & if the prolific Ivy growing through it, could kill it/should we cut the Ivy off as best we can? etc.  At present our lovely oak is left looking pretty bleak, has changed the aesthetics , & has removed our summer shade. So we are mourning the loss of this "beauty" today. But we are planning to plant another cherry tree or the like, to redress the barren skyline a bit, to sow grass where it wouldn't grow under the oak, & re-think the planting at the bottom of the garden now.  Thanks for yr comment. 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:09

Sits an Acer, Jennifer

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:43

it's a 7 year old rhododendron, Jenmifer. 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:26

The summer terrace from which we overlook the said oak tree 


 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:19


 

Tree Fellas

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:16

a magnificent oak tree, growing on the railway bank outside our back garden fence in Guildford, has been "under threat" of tree fellas employed by the Railway.  Beautiful tree, beloved by us all, bestowing family pleasure in summertime garden (see 2nd picture).  Long story short :  the tree fellas moved in this morning and lopped off 2 thick branches overhanging both our garden & our neighbour's garden! also the back branches at the other side, branches overhanging the railway line. They have now left for the day, but when asked we were told they would be back to remove the rest of the tree! that the whole tree will be taken down. (Picture below shows its current sad state).  

Is there any chance it willI survive as an oak tree & regrow branches & ever look like a tree again?  You can imagine how upset everyone is, as other trees amongst our neighbourhood have received similar treatment. But what's done is done now. We've been aware the Ivy isn't good for the tree & periodically take the chain saw to the ivy at ground level, to keep it down.  Please, is there any advice anybody can give us apropos this tree, now?   (I have a horrid feeling the authorities are going to leave the tree as it is, and not come back!)  We feel we can't bear to look at it like this, & would prefer it if the Railway did come back & took the whole tree down. IF they dont, will the tree sprout more branches & continue growing, if we keep the Ivy regularly trimmed, do you think?  We are at a loss  any advice will be most welcome, "thankyou"  


 

Bareroot Lupins

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:28

 

i have for the first time bought some BAREROOT LUPINS - can you please help me to identify how to plant them? Strange looking things ?  some of them have copious white shoots off a  "carrot like root".   I am assuming I plant the "carrot like root" downwards into the hole - but what do I do with the copious white shoots ?  Do I leave these protruding from the ground? And can I plant them "in clumps" or must they be planted in singles ? 

And planting  them now, will they flower this Summer, or not ? 

thankyou kindly 

Tads 

 

Watering Orchids

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:25

Watering Orchids

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:24

oh, it worked ????

1 to 10 of 90

Discussions started by Tads

Tree Fellas

Our precious oak tree 
Replies: 13    Views: 242
Last Post: 27/04/2016 at 20:42

Bareroot Lupins

Which way down do I plant them ? 
Replies: 3    Views: 182
Last Post: 06/04/2016 at 20:46

Watering Orchids

mini Cascade Orchid watering 
Replies: 22    Views: 604
Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 22:06

re--potting rhododendrons

Soil mix for planting rhododendrons in pots 
Replies: 2    Views: 195
Last Post: 14/03/2016 at 17:50

Unidentifiied Fruit tree in Thailand

Thai fruit ee 
Replies: 27    Views: 796
Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 22:05

Rhododendrons

Poorly rhododendron plant 
Replies: 6    Views: 359
Last Post: 16/09/2015 at 08:01

August replanting in terrace pot

Replies: 4    Views: 424
Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 21:37

Bluebells

What to do next 
Replies: 8    Views: 542
Last Post: 28/05/2015 at 00:14

Can u please help me identify these

Wild flowers 
Replies: 3    Views: 321
Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 18:49

Lavender

Pruning  
Replies: 12    Views: 680
Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 20:29

Rhododendrons

Pruning back rhododendrons 
Replies: 1    Views: 391
Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 16:08

Ceanothus

falling brown crispy leaves in July 
Replies: 3    Views: 461
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 16:00

Pruning Rhododendron

Replies: 1    Views: 488
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 14:26

Ceanothus

Does my ceanothus need pruning & when?  
Replies: 20    Views: 1408
Last Post: 05/08/2014 at 22:42

ID please ?

Please can you name this plant for me?  
Replies: 7    Views: 503
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 02:12
1 to 15 of 27 threads