In the sixteen years I’ve lived in this house I’ve had some minor tree surgery done on the tulip tree from time to time, but it’s not had a serious crown reduction done until now. Ideally I would leave the tree to get on with it, but it’s started to overhang the house and just cutting it back from there would leave it looking distinctly lopsided so I got planning permission (we live in a conservation area) for a 20% reduction by an approved contractor. It’s always exciting (and a bit scary) watching skilled tree surgeons at work, but it went really well and there is much more light in the garden now – as there will be next year. Despite the regular thud of branches hitting the ground there is remarkably little damage to plants and we also had the bonus that most of the leaves had not fallen so they were taken away and shredded with the branches. As our leafmould heap is pretty well full already and I have an ample supply that has already rotted down from previous years, doing without the bulk of this year’s leaf fall really isn’t a problem.
One for the Diary
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...