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Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:12

" thankyou" dovefromabove, will sleep a bit better tonight !   ( whew, relief!) 

Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 08:09

oh "thankyou", Verdun!  Couldn't sleep last night worrying about them!  (Feeling rather stupid I didn't read the small print carefully). Feeling a bit better now, "thanx". I won't make the same mistake again! 

Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 05:03

is there anything I can do ?  I have never before fed roses with a Rose feed, but a friend (a knowledgeable rose gardener i believe) said I could use a product called Horticare Rose & Shrub feed. (Any comments on this product?) which could be found in our local £ shop. Stupidly, i havent been careful enough in the quantity I have used:  ive been too generous & double dosed them, giving them 2 handfuls instead of 1 !!!!!!(Sprinkled it around the bush, dug it in & watered it in).  

Is there anything at all i can do to somewhat neutralise this "overdose" on the rose bushes?  ie:  will daily heavily watering help?  or make things worse?  What effect will this overdose have on these rose bushes ?  They are sturdy old roses, hitherto in unfed soil for the past 8 years to my knowledge.  Oh dear, I am agonising that they may die ? Is there any advice out there, which can help me?  Thankyou. 

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"  


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