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What my neighbour did!

Posted: Yesterday at 13:31

I would feed the roots of the hedge with lots of good general feed and it will repair itself by the end of September. 2metres is not a limit to hedge height. All 2 metres means is the height over which local authorities will take into account in any tall hedge disputes and nothing more.

What is this tree?

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:33

Do you have a picture of the leaves?

How to save my Hedges

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:02

As the other Yews look in the prime of health I think the others need a good general feed and consistent water. I think that the other plants are competing for these nutrients and the end result is the weaker Yew's are looking bronzed and thin.

Been knipped.......

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:59

I have a few, my favourite is the huge Kniphofia northiae. Seems pretty oblivious to the weather.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:38

"Anyone heard of water granules?"

Not suitable over winter.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:53

They are reasonably hardy. I never lift them and they grow all the time. Bit like Tulips, if they like where they are they come back every year, if not they are cheap annuals.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:38

No raised beds are not pots. Pots also tend to freeze their roots which would not happen in the ground.

Tree / shrub id

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:25

Sumac as others have said. Do fine unless you dig around them or move them: then they send up masses of new growth.

Organic pelleted poultry manure & container planting

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:24

I use Chicken pellets and Bone-Fish-meal all the time. They are good for green growth, so for trees, shrubs, tropical plants like Musa and other gross feeders like Pumpkin etc.

Bedding I would stick to slow release pellets and a water in fertilser.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 12:21

They can certainly grow in pots for sometime and do very well in large containers and raised beds. They like moist free draining soil, so I assume that is where Susan Porter's feedback is coming from. Small pots equals they dry out and die.

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