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Mr Smelly


Some of you may have seen my pictures of my yucca which was a casualty of the bad December weather. Although we had hoped to rescue it, it just lost all its fronds.

We paid a tree surgeon to saw the tree down but left the stump as I thought it could be made into a bird table.

However, a very smelly fungus is now developing round the base of the trunk :0 It really is unpleasant and I am sure it would put anyone off sitting within ten feet of it!

It is likely we will need to get someone to take the trunk down to the ground. Can anyone suggest whether we could treat the trunk with something to stop the smell?

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Gosh, that's a shame, such a lovely tree. I agree, I think it would work really well as bird table or putting a nice pot on it with a few trailing plants would be lovely too!
Have you tried spraying/watering with something like Armillitox, or Jeyes fluid? I know you might be replacing one horrible niff with another, but it might work on the cause of the first niff?! It could be worth a try, it would be a pity to lose it, the bird table I mean!

2 Apr, 2011


Bamboo would be the best one for this answer Rachealsmum, shame as so many have been lost this winter.

3 Apr, 2011


oh dear wonder why this has happened,maybe a good deodorant would work RM. lol

3 Apr, 2011


Oh I'm sorry to hear that. It must be very unpleasant :( I hope you can get rid of it and have something nice as a replacement.

3 Apr, 2011


Now you know why they call it a

Obviously the latin for bad smell...!!! lol

4 Apr, 2011


What a shame to lose such a lovely tree and even worse to have such a nasty niff in it's place. I've no ideas on solving that one but I must say how beautiful the rest of your garden looks Rachelsmum :o))

4 Apr, 2011


Thanks Lily for your compliments and to you all for your suggestions!

I will spray the trunk tomorrow with Armillitox and see whether that makes any difference :)

4 Apr, 2011


10 April, I tried spraying the stump but it made very little difference. So OH has spent days sawing through it and he cut the stump into two pieces which will be going out to the Councils compost maker! At last we can sit in the garden again!

10 Apr, 2011


We have now covered the stump with soil and gravel - we now need a shrub to fill the gap next door.

6 May, 2011

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