"I would do it. Would maybe try and wait a month or so but to do it now will be ok. Do nice tidy cuts to the branch collars and don't put anything on the wounds. People make wine from birch sap and tap the trees deliberately and they survive."
"Evening Craig,sorry to here about the rough time you had,but on a happier note your back on track.To start,finding this forum was a blessing,how informative they all are,I've held back on flyering and spoke to a window cleaner I know very well to ke…"
Hi all. New to the site, very interesting reading some of the posts. I'm based in Oxfordshire and a self employed gardener, mainly concentrating on the horticultural side of things and no so much on the hard stuff. Gardening runs in the family, my…
Hi everyone.I have a client with a weeping birch that has 5 or six branches growing vertically (so not very weeping), he wants these pruned back hard to where the weeping format is. the weeping part of the tree is approx 3.6 meters, the verticle br…
"I'm in surrey, I have just paid £360 for verifiecation of accounts & tax returns. Never even met my accountant. As Andrew says its tax deductable & this year the chancellor has had to give me £1.5k back & nothing to pay til July 21. Which along with…"
"the instructions said "firm ground" - so we just scraped off obvious lumps then levelled with the minimum disruption possible to the surface. It was a shed for general storage.... not for storing a motorbike or similar.... I would think if it was fo…"
"My Eliet Prof 4 works very well I keep in the yard and chip stuff I bring home and then compost it, It makes the world of difference when it comes to composting the shredded material really heats up Putting sappy green material will block it unless…"
"I was using my old CS100 on a job and the customer asked if he could put some cuttings through from his front garden. He pointed at an innocuous pile brash. I said ok and started it - I went round the back to start tidying the saws away and when I c…"
"I guess it's the prolonged, hot dry weather we have had recently. I would cut it back to green shoots, apply some feed to the base and water deeply. If possible put some garden compost around the base. "