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Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 11:42

My gardeb us 2ft higher than other gardens and the trunks are about 3ft away from boarder if not more. I have enriched solid and fertilise and water well. Will try and put another picture.

 

plants have thrived here, just stretched and pulled to light!

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:22

Earlier in season ....

 

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Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:20

Picture one hope you can see my beds...

 

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Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 00:17

Think my problem is that I have picked on flowering times to spread interest and because my garden is so small I have treated it all the same. This year I have noticed it has 3 zones ( it's only 30ftx30ft if that! And a 2ft ish boarder on all sides. Will find a picture....

 

the conifer boarder is shaded more and plants pull. To the right is a sunny and dryer boarder as garden is built up higher and is backed by concrete gravel board. Then other side on left is sunny but holds more moisture.

 

next year I'm planning what to do. I'm going to lift my dahlias to over winter then have a think.

 

i have some large allium to put in but unsure which side yet. The sunny side will take most of what I have but the dry sunny and shade is making me wonder.

 

astilbe- which side??

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:16

I have been eying up the cyclamen on GW last week and this. I'm v jelous. Liked the look of pulminaria or however you spell it! 

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:56

Never had a fern before but quite fancy trying it. Do they grow large??

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:50

Are the ferns ok with dogs and are they tender or hardy??

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:41

We have the neighbours conifer hedge at the bottom of the garden. The border is about 2ft deep and 10ft wide. This year I had a monarda, lupin, dahlia. Heaucra, hellbore in. But they all pulled badly to the light.

any ideas fir something that can cope without pulling so much the hedge is probably 10ft tall. 

Bargain of the century!!!

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 21:13

I have tried to have a look but mostly in the midlands area. Maybe you should start a page between you and your friends. People post 'I would likes' others post free to a good home. Think you just have to be specific that it is no cash etc, just grifters and receivers! 

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