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Blossom falling on decking-anything I can do?


I just moved and just painted some decking in the garden but the neighbours tree overhangs abit and just in the corner there's lots of blossom and it makes the corner all green. I know theres probably not a solution as such but would a canopy or something make clean up abit easier and stop it gathering on the decking as much thanks in advance 


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,030
    We have a blossom carpet when our wisteria flowers fall in late spring.  Just sweep them up before they have time to get soggy and go green.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,153
    You could lay a builders tarpaulin there, similar to the way some people cut their hedges on to a sheet.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,476
    Your thought of a canopy, a sail or maybe an arbour is good one. A wooden arbour seat / small summer house?
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,291
    Then you'd have to scrape the blossom off the sail. A worse job!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,476
    .... Not if you didn't mind the sail getting caked and green
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 548
    It's overhanging your garden, so you can cut those bits back.
  • Thank you all good ideas, it's a pretty tall tree so I can cut some bits back but it won't solve the problem, many thanks
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 1,919
    You mention painting your decking.  If the paint was dry when the blossom fell, just brushing it off would be the simplest solution. If it happened when the paint was still wet, then you will need to clean and start again and erect a temporary cover until dry.
    If the tree is overhanging, it will just be a job you have to do each year.  If the tree is evergreen, apart from the odd leaf drop,  the leaf issue should be minimal.  If deciduous, then you will also need to brush the leaves off the decking during Autumn/Winter. 
    Just bear in mind that if you want to remove any branches that overhang your garden, you will have to offer the results to your neighbour.  If they don't want them, you will be left to dispose of them yourself.  Maybe easier just to employ a brush/leaf vac when necessary ? 

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