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Over the last couple of days, yellow blossom has appeared on my bay tree. Is this normal please? Help.
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  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Mine is covered in it, it was the same last year so I assume it's normal but someone on her will know.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    It's normal, all shrubs flower, it's the way they reproduce when we don't interfere
  • Thank thank you. Can you take cuttings from a Bay?
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212
    I don't know about cuttings but I often get seedlings in my garden which can be dug up and potted on.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    You can take 6 inch basal cuttings of ripened wood in Sept/Oct and root in a cold frame or with some protection. They should be ready for potting on in the early summer. Keep them in pots for the first 2 year and overwinter under glass. As you can see it can be done but takes a while.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    Posy said:
    I don't know about cuttings but I often get seedlings in my garden which can be dug up and potted on.
    that's interesting. Mine flowers every year and I've never seen a seed yet, I thought maybe it need a warmer climate to set seed. I do get some suckers though, if I want some new plants
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,212
    I'm in the Isle of Wight so maybe it's just mild enough .
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    Posy said:
    I'm in the Isle of Wight so maybe it's just mild enough .
    that could be it. 
  • pkgegaspkgegas Posts: 3
    Over the last couple of days, yellow blossom has appeared on my bay tree. Is this normal please? Help.
    Of course it`s normal)
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,471
    I get berries but apparently they're no good for cooking
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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