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Stumpery query

Watched a few minutes of Gardener's World, Weird chap was putting logs in a shady area. Wondered if I could do the same in this area? That is to the left of the Beech tree, between it and the path.



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I don’t see why not, Owd. It would look nice with ferns and other shade lovers there.

30 May, 2020

 

I agree go for it.

30 May, 2020

 

Would that weird chap be Adam Frost? I saw him putting in some large trunk pieces to act as seats and then planting ferns and other shade lovers.
It looks an ideal spot for a stumpery, or pile of logs! Not sure about the seating (as per Mr Frost) with the gate there people might think you are taking gate money!

30 May, 2020

 

People would have to come a long way up the drive to reach that gate. Mind once this garden is up and running we might just try charging people to look round it (only kidding).

30 May, 2020

 

Please don't call anybody weird, its an unkind comment.

30 May, 2020

 

Adam Frost, the seven times Gold medal winner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Landscape Designer who trained at Barnsdale, home of the late Geoff Hamilton.

30 May, 2020

 

Nothing wrong with weird - all adds to life's rich tapestry!

30 May, 2020

 

Never heard of him before, but then I rarely watch Gardener's World or Chelsea. And he definitely came across as a bit odd.

30 May, 2020

 

Adam Frost...weird? He is my gardening Guru. And that looks like a perfect place for a stumpery to me! :) Ferns and Hostas Galore :)

30 May, 2020

 

.....and mine,K..
Wish he had his own programme!Would love to look around his garden which he hasn't had for long.

31 May, 2020

 

He's in good company, the first time I came across a stumpery was at Highgrove, as you could guess it's right up HRH Charles' street

According to the tour guide Prince Philip asked when he was going to burn that pile of logs

I liked it, wish i had room for one

31 May, 2020

 

Follow up question. If I use conifer stumps to make a stumpery, about how long will they last before rotting away to sticky sawdust?

31 May, 2020

 

a long time owd, there are some conifer stumps up at kielder reservoir that have been there for a good 20 yrs and they are hard as iron.

31 May, 2020

 

Not much experience but we did cut down a big conifer about 10 years ago and the stump has just about disintegrated now.

31 May, 2020

 

Ta. Some of the stumps were already showing signs of rotting when we dug them out so I assume they would not last as long. Don't want to go to a lot of effort for a short term project. Getting too old and infirm to be able to re-do things in a few years.

31 May, 2020

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