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On the right is our Robinia Tree....only four tiny leaves on its upper trunk! Looks like it'll have to be chopped there any hope for the Robinia Trees in our area? St Albans in Hertfordshire....


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,870

    This is what the RHS says about robinia problems.


  • Thank you.....that's  very interesting to its looks like we'll be making a very nice seat from the felled tree - think we'll wait till the autumn....nature rules...

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,147

    You still have a lovely garden to look at judging by the pix! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,574

    Time to bite the bullet I think and get rid or send a climber up the corpse.

    Mine is definitely a goner this year after 3 increasingly poor years.  I'm toying with growing a rambling rose up it but there's a lot of wind here and robinia wood is brittle so I'll probably end up with a homeless rambler.   

    On the up side, I have discovered a baby robinia growing in the next border so I'll plant that in a pot and nurture it and see how it goes.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • GardenRegGardenReg Posts: 6

    I finally gave up on mine last year but the space left behind has given me the opportunity to do something different which is always good. image

  • Thank you for all your your idea, Obelixx, of sending a climber up the corpse!!! But think I might prefer to look for a baby Robinia ....and as Fairygirl says we have a lovely garden ...we do have  loads of other plants fact beyond the fence we've now begun to grow fruit trees - so maybe we should concentrate on them...yes GardenReg...change is good - must remember this!


    Now hoping that jolly old sun will pop out tomorrow....I need to get outside and enjoy the space....


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,574

    A baby robinia will go the same way as your current one.   Try gleditsia instead.  Golden fliage and no sickness - so far.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks for the advice obelixx .....I didn't know that....will now tell 'other half'!

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