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laurel hedge will not grow near leylandii tree.

Posted: Yesterday at 14:13

I would dig at the boundary with a spade, severing all the roots and keeping it open to stop more Leylandii roots coming in would help. I would then rake in lots of manure and feed into the area where the Laurels are. Watering them for a year or so until they are established would help.

What can I plant in a shaded north facing garden?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:46

A lot of the japonica's would work - Fatsia, Skimmia, Mahonia, Aucuba...

Front Garden Wall

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:37

The nicest evergreen hedge that I have seen was Leylandii. They key is to prune it regularly.

Beech looks classy.

Talkback: Scarifying a lawn

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:32

You can use compost but you are better to use a dressing made out of peat, sand and a fine compost. I rake in this after scaryfying the lawn and adding some seed. It is still early to do these things - April is normally the ideal time.

How to use a cold frame

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 14:41

A slab in full sun will be warmer than gravel. Black slabs will store heat and white ones reflect it Lucy.

eryngium

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 13:29

They like well draining soil...back of a border near a wall is perfect for them.

Plant identification

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:59

Looks like Euphorbia griffithii and it is hardy but is also deciduous.

Why have my box plants turned orange?????

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:30

Wintersong means Bonemeal or Bone and Fish meal. You can buy tubs of this and spread it around the Box plants. It is a general feed for this time of year and will help.

I would try that and some grass feed (high Nitrogen) before removing any box. I also agree that it is not blight!.

Why have my box plants turned orange?????

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 21:38

I was going to say that it is normal in cold and windy winters but it normally turns back green in summer with lots of water and a feed. Did the Buxus stay orange all year long?

Help, I'm young and completely clueless.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:56

I would remove the slabs to the left hand side, keeping the rest as it. That will give a good wide bed. I would add in lots of manure, compost, bark and the like and fork over the area to improve the soil. I would then think about what I want in their. I would say 60% evergreen plants and the rest a mix of spring-winter interest plants.

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