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Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:13

Remember, if you want to coppice, you can still have height by leaving a couple of foot at the base instead of cutting it right back to ground level. It will keep them under control because they really are fast growers, mine put on several feet in its first year and more the following. 

Alternatively, cut one trunk the first year and alternate thereafter to keep some foliage early in the year. These sleep in early spring although they never truly have a dormancy 

Right plant for the right place 

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:12

What type of Eucalyptus is it?  They grow huge if you leave them to it but yours look closely planted. 

I have two different types, E. Pauciflora nipophila and E. Gunnii. The latter is pollarded in early spring or else it would grow to 80ft 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 15:08

I followed chicky to the GC looking for Salvia lyciodes but they didn't have any, two Canna tropicana Black stuck to my bag instead, I didn't notice until I got home 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 07:41

Morning everyone 

Too much weekend chat to catch up on but it sounds like it was a great weekend for some of you 

Beautiful weather here, the birds are eating a day's supply in about three hours at the moment so maybe a trip out today or tomorrow for more food. Other than that, I've got decorating to finish  and maybe help my overworked OH to ease the burden of five contracts he currently has. It's a bit like buses, none for ages and then several at once 

Clematis cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 16:36

I had around 30% success rate last year, I'm happy with that being that I am no expert 

will these dry stems live

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:46

Are you suggesting your fingers are stunted specimens WillDB?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:40

 Newly planted sunny border, next year all the individual plants will have merged together, I hope

 I'm loving the physocarpus alongside this climbing rose, the buds are striped with orange 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 19:10

You can but most people don't because you will hack it instead of clip nicely  


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 18:14

My youngest son and OH live on what they cook themselves. I had twenty years of doing that job for my family, mostly cooking from scratch to feed my house full of men. I taught my two oldest to cook from scratch as i wanted to give their OHs the gift of a man who knew his way round the kitchen.

I hated it so much and the last 15yrs I've been eating different to them. Once a month-ish we do a special meal for each other, and usually something we are both eating on a sunday. but it's my choice, no pressure, no hungry faces waiting in line. They don't mind and it teaches the youngest to get his own 

Gorgeous sunny day here after mid-day thunderstorm rolled past. Feeling tired again today, working the weekend 


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 06:38

You should follow your dreams while you are still young enough hosta 

No one can take away your dreams but yourself 


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