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Re: TREES

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:14 am
by Placido
:tree: :tree: :tree: :tree: :tree: :tree:
Ancient Chinese proverb:

The best time to plant a tree is 50 years ago.
The second-best time to plant a tree is toady.

Re: TREES

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:17 pm
by nuthatch
:D :tree: :yes:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm
by Placido
Very sad but I'm steeling myself - the men came round toady to discuss the felling of my two-varieties cherry.
It's far too big now for a garden (must be approaching 20'), the suckers are everywhere and anyway the woodies now eat the fruit while they are green never mind after they're ripe !!! :(.
Also, the men are going to halve the size of the silver birch (same size as the cherry, and adjacent to it).
I have a bird cherry (brought by Mother Nature) which is just a nuisance, over in the wildlife corner so I took the guys over to have a look at also removing that. We dodged the sabre-toothed tigers and the elk, fought our way through the undergrowth and one of them said, "Do you want the hazel removing too?". ....... :faint: "What hazel?", sez I.
He pointed to something which I had thought to be an adjunct to the cherry but on close inspection it certainly looks different.
I'll have to give some thought to that :unsure:. Might be worth keeping :tree:.
You win some, you lose some :).

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:18 pm
by Jacksparrow
You have highlighted the downside of inviting trees into your garden. I have a mate who both owns a chainsaw and knows how to use it who I have to invite round to keep the Hazel from taking over the garden. Hazels are ideal as they quite happily withstand being cut back and just regrow from somewhere else around the base. If you're considering keeping your Hazel make sure it has plenty of room as once established they grow quite quickly.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:49 am
by Placido
Note to Self: Research sizes of hazel !!! :rolleyes:

Thank you, Jacksparrow.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:22 pm
by nuthatch
:( :tree: :tree: :hug2:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 pm
by greenfinch2
I have 2 hazels ,they are in big pots and seem to grow well I dont have enough ground to plant them out my OH grew them from hazel nuts.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:47 am
by Placido
:wave2: From what I've learned about the eventual size of some of the hazel family, maybe growing it in a container would be a good idea !!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:18 pm
by greenfinch2
:yes: have a go , it is worth a try. :wave2:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:36 pm
by Placido
So, They came toady and disappeared the cherry and halved the silver birch (or sil bir, maybe). The extra light into the garden is quite extraordinary :eek:.
I've kept the hazel but Rod :P has cut it to what he said is a good length (two shafts, now about 3.5 ft high).
For free they trimmed the large pyrawotsit and the holly. Garden looks amazing :clap:.
Doesn't seem to have fazed the birds at all :shrug:.
Happy :tampoline: :hyper: