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Help with hebes

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 23:59

Ooo. Not been really cold for a couple of years, but have seen -15 here.  Got good drainage and full sun though. 

Help with hebes

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:42

One of you kind people suggested hebes for a spot in my garden, but now i have come to choose them its a bit overwhelming - can someone give me a crash course? They arent all everygreen are they? Some seem v compact and low growing, others taller and more spreading.  

i have a list of types my garden centre can get and its a long list. 

Its for a slopy bit of garden id like to plant up and then not have to bother with too much.  I need good doers, its a bit windy.  I want evergreen, I'd prefer taller ones if they do OK in the wind, and if there are several that go well together id be interested in getting a few diffent ones.  Nice flowers would be great too! 

Stipa tenuissima pony tails, moving, dividing etc.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:24

I planted a lot of these, i think about 10 and now have lots more self seeded in the same bed.  I'd like to move some to colonise another area.  Is it too early to lift and move?  I was thinking of taking out the older/larger ones for the new area, and leaving the newer smaller ones where the are to establish further.  Would that be a good idea, or better to divide? 

Is this raised border too small for black bamboo

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 15:21

I LOVE bamboo and have i think 6 different kinds, but the area shown is too small.  Have a look at some grasses that will give you a similar look, and climbers for the fence cover, and some good looking plants in pots you can move about in front of the area. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 10:31

I liked the drum idea pansyface, but found something better, its the collar they use for plumbing underground. its already cerated as its meant to be cut/sawn, so you can cut the size you want easily.  I think this is an expensive product, but there is often leftovers, so pretty good solution. 

I wont have enough, so using cut wood as well (into squares) for other new trees. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:36

Was hoping for something circular. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:23

Hi they are great white cherry.  it will be a flower bed but empty at the moment.  Logs and rocks i have. 

Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:44

hi, not sure if this should be garden design - but i have just put some trees in, now looking to weed supress at the base of them, got some wood chips. 

I need to keep these in place, some are on the flat and some are on a slope.  I guess lawn edging is normally used?  I was looking for something a bit more interesting. 

I can make squares from scrap wood, but would like circles if anyone has any ideas for recycling anything?  Something like a metal barrel hoop would be idea (but obviously i dont have any of those!)

Laurel - uses

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:36

Having seen them i changed my mind and going for portugal laurel - it looks nice and i think more versitIle.

Laurel - uses

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 22:49

Think ill just get 3 and try and triangle arrangement In a windy spot. 

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