Poor Little Tree

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Poor Little Tree

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My dear little Goat Willow tree that planted itself over twenty years ago has died. Last year it was attacked by a fungus which took it over, climbing up all its limbs and murdered it. I had loved it, with its grey 'pussies' and its light airy branches swaying in the breeze, playing host to little birds and all sorts of creepy-crawlies. Now it's just sad and brittle and still.

I was thinking of perhaps growing some pretty flowering climber up it, just to bring some life back to it. Nothing too heavy, something easy and perennial too.

Any ideas?

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No suggestions? Never mind, I've bought a white Solanum, and a Clematis 'Winter Beauty', from Morrisons supermarket, £1.75 each, and will think it over. The Clematis is in front at the moment.
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I didn't make a suggestion because flowers/plants are very much up to personal choice really.
You can't so anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width & depth.

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True

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My dream is of a country cottage with wisteria growing over the door, and a magnolia tree in the garden!! Wouldn't be everyone's idea of heaven though! :lol:
You can't so anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width & depth.

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I'd love that too! And a handsome gardener like Dirk Bogarde. :wink:

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Aardi your little garden is what mine thinks it is but isn't. :( Looks great. I will try harder. :thinking: And IMO there is no such thing as a dead tree. They are just waiting for their next incarnation..NO I'm not a Buddhist..just an old hippie. :)

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I have been known to hug a tree or two at times, youngz! :oops: :mrgreen:

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Did the Clematis do the job?
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I was going to have one of these but they tell me it takes 150 years!
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:clap: :laughitup:

No, I've given up on it, Cidey.

Planning to have the poor little dead tree taken out and think again when I see the space.
I need to get some estimates.

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