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aine
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject: staking trees Reply with quote

i've ordered 30 bareroot trees which i am really excited about!!!

i can't wait for them to arrive so that i can plant them

however, my local garden centre is selling 4 ft stakes at 1.95 plus a euro for the ties...this will work out at nearly 90 euro...

i know its really important to stake them, but are there any cheaper alternatives please
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put in 150 bareroot trees 2 years ago near Dowra, without stakes and their doing great. Ash.poplar,oak,hazel,birch,willow ,alders.May depend on what trees you
plant but I was told not to stake them .
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very young trees grow away just fine without staking....it just depends on how old the trees are that you are getting, Aine.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

only seeing the replies now!!

i have ordered mostly californian and field maples and some birches too
its a fairly open site so i dont think the stakes will be any harm

sive - i ordered them from a nursery in bantry, cork (not sure if i can mention that)...they are all between 3 and 5 foot...barerooted

i bought the stakes yesterday! got good deal in the end
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, good luck with those...nothing more magical than watching these young trees grow into fine large specimens......it's a wonderful gift to the next generation. Make sure you keep them clear of grass until well established.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will do! thanks sive

i'm like a big child here waiting for my delivery to come

we have a huge garden, we built our own home here 5 years ago but never got chance to do anything with garden apart from sow the lawns and put down kerbing.

so at least if i get the trees sowed, it is all bringing me towards the 'dream picture' in my head!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds wonderful....we're in the same situation, nearly four years now, since we started with a very bare acre, but it's very exciting after the limitations of a suburban garden ! So long as our backs and joints don't give up ! I hope your trees and your new garden flourish.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it sure is exciting sive, but i'm so impatient, i want everything done now!!

tried to upload photos earlier but i couldnt manage it

have you any photos on here?

got a present of an obelisk at weekend....what would be nice to grown on it? would it support a climbing rose?

i always read you posts on here, so its nice to 'talk' to you!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Aine, I've not managed to upload photos either !
...........in fact I was going to remind you to take lots of "before and after" photos of your garden....they're a wonderful way to measure your progress. Making a new garden can be so slow at first, that browsing through old photos can give you great encouragement.
As for your obelisk, you could always grow lots of sweet peas on it for the first year while you decide what sort of permanent plant to use.
I know little about roses I'm afraid, having been discouraged many years ago by the amount of spraying etc they needed....but I think there are wonderful varieties to choose from now, and most importantly the breeders have realised we value scent as much as looks. What is the point of a rose without a perfume ?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Aine,

I Just read your thread and see that you have a new oblisk and are looking for something to climb it, well I can recommend a honey suckle called 'harlequin', which is the first climber to appear in my garden every year and the last to go.
It 's main foliage is pale green with splashed of pink and cream, the flower is a beautifull deep pink with creamy tips and a beautiful sent. Flowers don't last too long but the foliage does. In front of the honeysuckle i usually plant sweet pea for the flowers and also for cut flowers for the house during summer.

The sent in that area on a summers evening is wonderful. It will also attract bees who do an enormous amount of work in a garden.

I look forward to seeing you photos.

Maeve
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