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Bill Mansfield


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Hedge or border

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 14:17

Yes its a tough decission as I will be with it for a long time and its going to be some investment to make and so not easily or cheaply changed. Fortunately I am in no rush really.

I ask about the flowers, knowing they are insignificant, because from the photos I've seen, the flowers are on the stem, not at the end of a stem or growing out of the plant. If this is the case and some flowers will persist, then it will attract insects.

I am torn between wanting it to look "good" as its a large main corner plot (we all have our pride) and sodding it all and making it purely for the birds and the bees!

I like the idea of a native hedge, but am daunted by the prospect of having my hands full dealing with it, with my limited experience...

The help and suggestions here has been amazing, but not so confusing now, just difficult to decide.

 

can I plant now?

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 11:30

Yes its a tough decission as I will be with it for a long time and its going to be some investment to make and so not easily or cheaply changed. Fortunately I am in no rush really.

I ask about the flowers, knowing they are insignificant, because from the photos I've seen, the flowers are on the stem, not at the end of a stem or growing out of the plant. If this is the case and some flowers will persist, then it will attract insects.

I am torn between wanting it to look "good" as its a large main corner plot (we all have our pride) and sodding it all and making it purely for the birds and the bees!

I like the idea of a native hedge, but am daunted by the prospect of having my hands full dealing with it, with my limited experience...

The help and suggestions here has been amazing, but not so confusing now, just difficult to decide.

 

Hedge or border

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 22:21

auntie betty, does the lonicera keep its flowers if its shaped and continually trimmed?

can I plant now?

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 22:32

are you sure that name is festive and you haven't been dog racing in Springfield?

So forgive my ignorance, but isn't hawthorn huge? Can I maintain a hedge like this at 1m or less? I go to the local wildlife reserve and the hawthorn is 2-3m gih and forms huge "hedges". Of course it is left wild and unchecked.

Many thanks,

Bill

can I plant now?

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 21:39

Sharper edges - to me this suggests "squarer" not pointy?

Berberis - help, there hundreds of them (well a lot).

Privot - isn' it too big/tall. Also wouldn't I have to loose all the flowers and berries to keep it in check?

My garden isn't raised like the one in photo. There isn't any chance that people will drive on it, but they walk on it, about a foot into it and every dog that gets walked past is a lead length in my garden!

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Hedge or border

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 21:29

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16549.jpg?width=279&height=350&mode=max

 

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Hi all, I am no gardener and need some help/advice. I posted originally in another forum (plants). I wanted to have a buxus hedge (with a small flowering border in front of it), and was asking if I could plant it now as the frost has arrived. What everyone seemed to say (including local nursery) is not buxus! 

Okay this is what I have to work with. I need something below 1m. I want evergreen and something to attrach wildlife. Lots of people seem to suggest berberis, but I'm confused, theres literally hundreds (well a lot) of different varieties. I'm just getting confused!

 

Many thanks,

Bill

can I plant now?

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16480.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 this is right around the corner from me. I haven't bought anything yet. If I could I'd have pyracantha for the birds/berries, but its a little high. Need just a barrier betweene garden and street. Also less than 1m tall...

can I plant now?

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:43

I have cleared my garden after buying a new house. I got a planner to plan the shrubs and flowers (its my first garden!) so I didn't botch the job. It took several week though and then a couple more to respond and get replies. In the end it took a long time and now the ice has started. Very frosty every morning. Is it advisable to wait until spring or can I start planting things now.

I am desperate to get a hedge in to stop people walking over my garder (corning plot). I want to plant a buxus (small box hedge).

Any advice would be appreciated.

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verbena bonariensis

just how long does this take to grow 
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greenhouse?

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down to 4, but which 2? 
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should I line them or not 
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weather and plants in pots

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shrub suggestions

blank garden, just waiting to be planted 
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Hedge or border

I have a corner plot in need of a hedge or border... 
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can I plant now?

empty garden in need of planting 
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