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Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by roders, May 15, 2018.

  1. roders

    roders Total Gardener

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    When you are a gardener there are disappointments but I have learned to take them in my stride.This Laburnum tree has been with me for over 25 years and has died....either root rot or some fungus.


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    Every other year it looked like this.

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    • Victoria

      Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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      So sad @roders. It was truly beautiful but it gave you many years of pleasure. xx

      Have you any thoughts on what you may put in its place?
       
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      • Fat Controller

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        That is a real shame - I love to see Laburnam trees in bloom; there is one a few gardens back from mine that I can see from my chair through the patio doors, and I reckon I have missed its show for this year.

        Best of luck finding a replacement
         
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          Sorry to hear that Roders :sad:

          :ideaIPB: Grow a clematis up it :ideaIPB:

          You'll get flowers in the spring, then the old man's trousers pompoms in the autumn
           
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          • Fern4

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            Aww that' a real pity. It was a beauty. :grphg:
             
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            • roders

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              Monty says that these situations are opportunities not disasters.
               
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              • Doghouse Riley

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                I can remember, going back many years when that nonsense first came into general use.

                On one occasion, I phoned my boss, a rare occurrence, I rarely asked for help or advice.

                I told him, "We've got a problem."

                To which he replied, "You mustn't think of it, whatever it is, as a problem, think of it more of an opportunity."

                To which I replied, "Well this opportunity...." and then related the situation.

                To which he replied, "Christ! That is a problem!"
                 
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                  It's sad when that happens, sometimes trees have a shorter life than expected, particularly those which are grafted. We had one which was, a twin trunk silver birch, the kids brought it home from school as part of the campaign, "Plant a tree in '73." It grew to around 25 feet and died after that number of years.
                   
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                    Sorry to hear about your tree, roders. Have you any thoughts about replacing it with something or will you leave it as it is.??:scratch:
                     
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                      What a shame :sad:, always sad when a tree dies. I've got a large tree in my front garden that has some kind of fungal infection. I got a tree surgeon to look at it and he cut out bits of it to try and save it but it's continued to spread. I think we will have to cut it down this year :sad:.
                       
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                        Sorry to hear it :sad:.

                        We've lost quite a few trees in the last few years. They're a bit like old friends.

                        I remember, as a kid, our Laburnum died on us and it was a big tree. My father sold the wood to a wood turner. Apparently its a very sought after wood because of the grain.
                         
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                        • Gail_68

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                          @roders [​IMG] to hear you tree as died...as it looked a stunner :wow:...I do hope you find something nice to replace it [​IMG]
                           
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