Trimming through the fence

With the Leylandii gone, the plants in next door’s garden have more incentive to push through the fence. Time for a trim…

Whitebeam not so well after all?

The leaves on the whitebeam with the slow growing tip are turning before there is any sign of turning on the other trees. Maybe it’s not so happy after all. We contemplated replacing it, but have decided to give it another full season to see what happens. Either way, this tree will probably always be smaller than its neighbours.

Whitebeam losing leaves

How not to train a damson

While training one of the branches on the damson, I must have pulled too hard and the branch started to split at it’s base. I’ve bound it up – time will tell if the branch will survive. Unfortunately the branch is an important one – one of two that are nearly vertical and form the main trunk of the tree. Fingers crossed.