TREES

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Re: TREES

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:22 pm

I have a similar problem with the ivy on my external wall. It needs to be trimmed annually and I can usually do it in a day with my battery powered hedge trimmer. The resulting clippins fill up my green bin 3 times over so I bag them up and store them and the decant into the bin when there is room.

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Re: TREES

Post by Willpar » Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:27 pm

Finished the last leg this morning on the hedge. Filled up my bin which wont be emptied for another ten days. Have a bit of tweaking to do but should not produce much in the way of clippings.

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Re: TREES

Post by Willpar » Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:00 pm

My rowan in not looking too healthy. Drooping leaves, and the berries look to be shrivelling.

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Re: TREES

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:17 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:00 pm
My rowan in not looking too healthy. Drooping leaves, and the berries look to be shrivelling.
I was about to post something similar about my Rowan. There are very few berries left and the remainder have either fallen off or are about to.
I hope it is not a hard winter as there will be some very hungry birds. :(

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Re: TREES

Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:29 am

Mine has some dying leaves also.

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Re: TREES

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:00 pm

I have had a hazel tree in my garden for about 30 years. I bought it as a sapling and have been trying to stop it taking over the garden ever since. It has produced masses of nuts and the catkins have ben very attractive. You have to keep it pruned but it quickly recovers and comes back even bigger and higher. Unfortunately it has now reached the point where it has got to be almost completely brought back down to start again. I hope the birds and the occasional squirrel will understand. :weep:

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Re: TREES

Post by Willpar » Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:46 pm

Perhaps you need to take a leaf out of farmers book. In the hedges they cut it every year.

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Re: TREES

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:23 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:46 pm
Perhaps you need to take a leaf out of farmers book. In the hedges they cut it every year.
Yes, the bloke who's doing the cutting down has already told me that :prod:

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Re: TREES

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:13 pm

The old hazel has now gone. The birds do not seem to be bothered about it's absence.

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Re: TREES

Post by Willpar » Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:40 pm

All of it? or just a good cutting down?

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