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SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

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  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    After 18 months or so in the house, we're now trying to take it in hand.

    Hoping to avoid a repetition of my OH's radical magnolia surgery (tell me they recover from hard pruning?) and figure out what this tree is, it's growing a bit close to the lovely cherry next to it, so we think we might need to move it or remove it.

    We have a narrow shady strip that our predecessors seem to have been determined to fill with as many trees as possible. Some lovely ones, but some strange planting decisions, where they either didn't know or didn't care how big things were going to get.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,386

    Can't really tell without leaves - wait just a few weeks and we'll have some information to go on.

    If you put a gun to my head and said "Guess!"  I'd say it might just possibly be an ornamental pyrus, but that is just a guess. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159

    If I was going to stick my neck out I would say someone had one of those fruit tree offers , and it is an apple or pear, next to a cherry on the right hand side.

    When it flowers you should have more idea.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Thanks both. I knew it would be a long shot without leaves!

    My gut says you might be right and it's fruit Fidget, we identified a pear, an apple, and the cherry on the right - could it be a plum maybe? The others fruited last year, so that gave it away, even with my limited knowledge image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159

    That sounds about right.

    An apple, a conference pear, a victoria plum, and a bonus cherry tree, was the offer doing the rounds of the papers.

    They look a bit close together, even on dwarfing rootstocks, I would want them at least six foot apart.

    Send in another photo when they are in flower and or leaves.

     

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    That's our problem FB, do we try and move it and if so where too?

    We've had to remove a virburnum that was planted between the apple and a hydrangea, which was a shame, but none of them were happy - the virburnum had been planted right up against the fence too.

    We've moved a rose that was desperately trying to lean away from a holly, pruned a laurel and hard-pruned a fig that's trying to invade next door and our shed. My OH also hard-pruned a magnolia before I realised. I love magnolia, but I'm not sure how it's going to do in it's current spot - I didn't even notice it last year!

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