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North west facing front garden

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:16

Thanks I do love daphnes, rhododendrons, and azaleas

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:15

A hebe ????? It dont look like one to me????

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:21

month on - this srub died back then I notic there was a crack all the way up the main trunk. No leaves although there are a lot of shoots coming out of the bottom, I'm currently thinking about chopping it down to the new shoots and seeing what happened 

North west facing front garden

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:57

hi 

I have a small border i would like to plant into. It's roughly 2.5m from house to street path and 1m from next doors border to garden path so it's not a big space. 

the house is North west facing and only get a bit of direct sun from about 5-6 o'clock till 7-8 o'cloc. 

the soil is full of clay and sand eventually deep down. 

I am currently looking for shrubs and other plants to plant hear, I would like to fill the border of plants but not to high so it is obstructing next doors view and garden. 

Can anyone recommend some colourfu flowers and nice shrubs preferred evergreen to go in this border. I currently have some bay trees in this space and a holly bush that have both done well. 

i am more than happy to put some work into improving the soil and after care but my back garden takes most of my time.

thanks for all your help

andy x

What to grow around a raised bed

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:47

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/70021.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/70023.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Good morning 

 

i have a old pond (see pictures) that i was planing to put in the ground and grow some plants in. This can not be done  due to wast and water pipes under the ground so i am now thinking of making it a raised bed (open to opinions). 

i am planning to use this due to the soil condition we have in our front garden. 

obviously if i do use this as a raised bed its going to look ugly? i was wondering if there is any thing i could grow around the old pond to hide it and make it look better?

someone mentioned growing box or ivy? open to opinions 

 

thanks for reading

i hope it makes sense    

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 23:46

Thanks for all your replys 

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:06

thanks i have just been out and given it a huge water and will do the same this evening. 

 

i did notice when i was re-planting it that the root ball was quite small. 

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 11:44

thanks 

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 11:33

do you think its going to survive after its move from next door, as its looking more and more droopy each day?

my shrub from next door is not doing well

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 11:25

Ok thank you for your reply 

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North west facing front garden

What to plant in my north west front garden 
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my shrub from next door is not doing well

my shrub from next door is not doing well 
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Can any one identify this plant and give basic care info

Can any one identify this plant 
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are holly bushes ok in shade?

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Bay tree position

Bay tree position  
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Can any one identify this plant and give basic care info

Can any one identify this plant 
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Trees too close to the house

would like to plant a magnolia, cherry, pair, and plumb trees in the garden. 
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Bulbs all year round

 
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