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SylviaDavies

With little knowledge, I'm slowly turning an acre field into a garden! This is my first gardening attempt, so there's such a lot to learn! 🐝🦋🌻

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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SylviaDavies

Even the bay tree is getting ready to flower #buds

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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SylviaDavies

Still can't get over the flowers on the bay tree!

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titchyfra

Yayyy gorgeous @Sylvia mine are now looking sorry for themselves debating what to do- do think they prefer bring in ground!!

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titchyfra

Yayyy gorgeous @Sylvia mine are now looking sorry for themselves debating what to do- do think they prefer bring in ground!!

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SylviaDavies

Mine are out and in the ground @titchyfra and one is about 8ft tall! They both look healthy!

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titchyfra

Fantastic!

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SylviaDavies

#macro #upclose

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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SylviaDavies

Even the bay tree has flowers! Beautiful!

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godfreye

Yes they are lovely🤗

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brightcolours

#bay #gyo #herbs

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m_longman

Colours are lovely

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pattygardd

I didn't know bay had flowers

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tina

I never seen bay tree flowered thanks @SylviaDavies

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lovemygarden65

Wow didn't know they flowered 👍

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angipangi

@SylviaDavies Didn't know they flowered either but what a little beauty it is. Lovely pic.

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Keely

Mines flowering too 🙌😆

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shazbomb

Didn't no these trees flowered lovely. xx

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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SylviaDavies

When we moved here two bay trees had been planted at the top of the field. One seems to now be more than double the size of the other even though they are a couple of meters apart! Any ideas why please gardeners?

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Don't be frightened to chop it back a bit and use in cooking the flavour is fab!

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titchyfra

@SylviaDavies found it! Weird, perhaps try what's been suggested ie prune the shorter one and it may encourage it to grow(as with roses) I know it's strange but I remember it took my bay tree around 3 years to get going so I daren't pick it- as soon as I did there was no stopping it! I had this for 11 years but sadly couldn't be saved due to building work and it was into the way 😓 I have 2 standards in pots now but I think they're much better in the ground. I assume leaves lk healthy and green

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SylviaDavies

Thanks @titchyfra and @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom ! May just try that! Any particular time of year?

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titchyfra

If it's not flowering at the moment I would say any time now - unless your expecting frost! Otherwise wait for flowers to fade. good luck @SylviaDavies I was going to say they apparently don't like winds but if the other is OK seems odd to say that really!

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SylviaDavies

Thanks @titchyfra, just a bit puzzled! Dingy think I've seen flowers yet! ? They are if anything in the windiest part of the garden but the big one if anything shelters the other. Thanks! Appreciate your advice! 😃

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SylviaDavies

Dingy? ? = Don't... Sorry

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titchyfra

Lol @SylviaDavies got what you meant!! If no flowers go for it!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@Sylvia Davies regarding the Bay Tree, I chop mine back any time in growing season it always bounces back.🌿

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brightcolours

Don't be afraid to prune either bush. You'll have so many bay leaves you'll be giving them away to family and friends!!

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