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planting under hedge

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 19:28

Yeah we did think of that 

We have cherry laurel hedge at front of house and love that 

Its only three feet thou and mixes well with other plants

So wanted use for back to ,we plenty of light and we wont have it too high the garden is total sun trap too so not sure what put with it 

planting under hedge

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 18:54

Im  planting a cherry laurel hedge at side of neighbours side as theres only three foot fence and id like to block it off at somepoint 

Due plant 4 feet cherry laurels and im wondering if i could plant anything underbeath them in a border ? A friend said i cant due to amount shade the laurels have is this right 

Its just other two sides garden will look great with flowers when im finished  doing them laurel side be quite plain so something  under it would look good 

border design help

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 18:46

Thanks for replys 

Have googled and done my homework and have choose which think looks good and what i thinks suits etc 

Sure it be trial and error but thats way it goes 

border design help

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:58

Hi everyone 

As a newbie we finaly got front gsrden done ,now on to back garden whivh isnit huge but not to small 

Fence has been double paneled and painted a charcoal grey ,which i love 

Now borders are about get dug out this wkend and i cant have them too wide ,maybe 1 and half metres wide

Im looking to have white,orange and green theme of colours 

I will have white climbers on fences ,but not sure how to mix white and orange together ,do i do like one white then one orange ive no idea 

Ive also thou maybe break up between colors with foliage  green plants but again no idea what to do 

Sorry for ramble on :. (

soil ,so hard

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:28

cheers sharon ,yeah im like you i crouch over and sit on my knees,that how i did the front garden border ,taking turf off with sharp garden sort of knife tool bit by bit then digged soil over ,wish the back was that easy ,oh the joys .....

soil ,so hard

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 15:48

great i try that 

would i be better with mini mattock and or full size one ,was thinking full size might be too heavy for me

soil ,so hard

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 14:53

havent tried with a fork will need try that or other wise will try the axe to try break it up ,not looking forward to it

soil ,so hard

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:47

now the front garden is finished ,we started doing the back garden, but wow the ground is brick hard we tryed soaking and soaking it but no luck ,front garden wasnt like that ,need say house is a new build so garden blank canvas apart from grass and want dig borders ,houses were knocked down before ours was built so might be reason why its so hard ,my brother whos fab at digging gardens couldnt even do it eirther ,any help and ideas would be great


crab apple trees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:13

hi as in other post was looking for tree for corner of back garden as over looked ,taking advices ,ideas etc have decided on crab apple

but aware they lot diffrent kinds,im after fast growing and do like re pinky colour ,im not very good at things as quite new to gardening 

Tree advice

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 19:41
Hi forgot to say that we don't want conifers .rather have something of more interest
Garden were tree will go is going be left hand corner which has five foot fence or so but with gardens being back to back with neighbours bedroom windows look into garden
We really use garden a lot but just starting doing it as its new build house
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border design help

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Tree advice

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white flowering plants

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