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Need tall plants for patio

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:29

Lemon cypress trees do well in pots and grow quickly. Bamboo like Fargesia 'asian wonder' would work well and grow fast inot a thick screen, evergreens like Loquat, Camellia etc will also work.

Failing that, just put up a fence in front of theirs on your side of the boundary. No one likes sitting facing neighbours!

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 20:46

Evergreen hedges need regular cutting to keep them compact and green. Yours has been left to grow wild and cutting back will mean cutting into wood that will not regrow as Dove has said above. It is worth trying to save it but I have yet to see a hedge reduced to a reasonable size and look good.

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 20:16

Am not sure if it will take a cut now and look ok. I suspect a replacement hedge is required.

How to hide neighbours house

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 14:47

Just bear in mind that some Cherry have a lifespan of 15-25 years and few if any are suitable screening trees.

Chinese redbud trees

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:09

You do not prune them! They do like rich soil and full sun.

No Aconites yet

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:08

Mine are flowering now...oes i good compost are fine, those i poor soil seem to have disappeared.

Green house heaters

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:19
artjak wrote (see)

The electrician said it would use about as much as a 100 watt bulb.

100W does not sound good enough. Most GH heaters tend to be 2KW. Sounds like you get away with it this year as it has barely got below 0C and that it is a lean to to a house, so gets extra temperatures, but I think if you have a 100W heater then when the temps fall below -5C then you will get frost in the GH.

Green house heaters

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:38

Tubular heaters are low wattage and they are available with thermostatic control:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/tubular-heater/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=tubular%20heater&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Atubular%20heater

My Photinia had turned green

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 15:29

The leaves turn green with age. You should be seeing some small red leaves emerging though, so I would give it time. It may be that the younger leaves were frost damaged/eaten by slugs/caterpillars.

Green house heaters

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:03

I use paraffin and it does keep it frost free but there can be issues of condensation. I would use a thermostatic electric fa heater if electricity was available i my GH but it is 20 metres away.

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