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Removing berberis and escallonia

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:31

when removing the stump remember to leave a decent section of trunk (1m is perfect) so you can use it for leverage

Tree fungus identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 12:27

not honey fungus, looks like dryad's saddle fungus?, if you can take photo's of underneath it'll make identifying easier

picked rhubarb

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:56

I've been down on my older people allotment this morning and had a new client, I turn around and she's pulled all the rhubarb stalks off our new (as in planted this year) rhubarb plant. I can't blame her, she has dementia and I hadn't told her not to pick it like I have the rest of the clients as she was on her first visit.

is this as bad as I think it is? could we loose the plant over winter?

Evergreen 4 in 1

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:52

yes that should be fine, just give it a good soak

Tree identity

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:42

almost looks like a pear or quince?

Question on a leaf mould enclosure

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 15:45

soaking is good, its fungus that breaks down the leaves so the actually need little air (unlike compost) and lots of moisture obviously sitting in a pond will be no good, but I seem to spend all my time during the summer wetting my leaf mould so it rots quicker!

Experience using hessian / jute as landscaping fabric?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 13:23

hessian will last for about 6 months in warm weather, a bit longer in cool weather. a couple of layers is better than one, if you want you can put a layer of wet cardboard underneath as that'll stop the weeds coming thru the hessian.

Acer Pruning

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 10:53

actually about a month ago really, the dead bits it doesn't matter, but when pruning branches its best to do it in the summer as the wounds have time to heal before winter hits. plus you get a better idea of what they look like with leaves on.

that said you can still prune now if you have too, take it back to a joint otherwise you leave a little stub of branch that dies back, never heals properly and leaves the tree open to infection. plus it looks terrible.

Pear trees not fruiting

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 11:48

first off, the growth coming from the bottom is that below the graft joint (look for a lump in the trunk) if it is remove it as that's the root stock growing not the variety,

if they are self fertile then they should be setting? where are you in the country as north of about Lincolnshire you can have trouble with getting pears to set as its too cold for bee's to be about in flowering season

Staghorn tree

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 11:44

you can turn them into bonsai's, but you must remove the suckers otherwise you are going to end up with a massive shrub rather than a tree, stags horn can be very invasive if given the chance

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