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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pic of a simple wild area under an Ash tree in a walled garden.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd appreciate that. I'm can't post pics from my iPhone/iPad as they are too large. Anyone got any tips on handy ways to do this?
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can upload them onto an external site like a free image hosting site and embed the link into your post

so say you image link is:

http://www.treesquirrel.us/oak_seedling.jpg

simply put the link inbetween [img] [/img]

and it will show like this:


just had a quick look there and [urlhttp://postimage.org/[/url] seems like a good site for it Smile just make sure you use the direct image link which would end in a image format for the file type such has .jpg or .jpeg etc.

(image taken from treesquirrel.us, i would imagine it is copyrighted so that is why this line is here)
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a site called GIMP and open a photo there then resize it to 700 export it then up load it on this site.
If you took the above pic well done cracker.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Tree clippings, leaves and branches, don't contain much nitrogen. They are broken down by fungi and insects, which is a different process to ordinary composting.

one thing i can say for the pile down the end of the garden is that it makes for great soil conditioner, albeit with a good bit of sieving to get the good stuff out.
it'd have rotted more quickly, i suspect, had it not been for the overhanging leylandii.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I have a fairly large 'woodland' area in my garden, it is in since Spring 2007 and the growth is amazing.

I am considering making it bigger and adding more 'secret paths' through it as the kids love it.

Currently mine is planted with:
Willow, Poplar, Wild Crab Apple, Birch, Holly, Laurel, Dogwood, Mespilis, forsythia, mountain ash and Scots pine.

I am going to thin out the Scots pine as some are getting too big.

My main gripe is the growth of nettles in among the trees/shrubs, some grow taller than me!! Anyone any advice on this, I currently use a strimmer to control them but it is hard going and time consuming.

I'll get some photos this weekend and post them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how big a site is it on?
would you add hazel to the mix - get some nuts from it?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i'm 80% of the way through taking out the leylandii - it's incredible (albeit not surprising) the difference it makes when you take out a dark green 'wall' 39 foot long and nearly 15 foot tall.
as per the questions above, i'm debating what to do with the mulched foliage and twigs (anything thicker than a thumb is being kept for firewood).

i'm thinking of buying a small bag of seed from this place - my area will only be about 800sq ft at most, so the small bag will be fine.

http://www.wildflowers.ie/all-trade/a5-ecotype.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Tree clippings, leaves and branches, don't contain much nitrogen. They are broken down by fungi and insects, which is a different process to ordinary composting. You shouldn't get too many nettles, but if you do get a large stand of nettles in one spot, don't worry! They are excellent food for butterfly larvae, humans, and make a great liquid plant food. In time, they will be replaced by other plants when they've sucked up all the nitrogen.

cheers - am almost done with the clearance work (all foliage and twiggy stuff has been mulched, i just have to chop up the firewood).
i won't be using tree shelters - it's the end of a suburban garden, so walls on three sides, and no rabbits to worry about.
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