carole staley

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Posted: 21/04/2013 at 10:38

oh no i dont want to lose the conifers, i love my privacy and i dont know who lurks behind them lol!! im going to look at some pyracanthas tomorrow and get more advice. i was thinking of maybe growing them individually in tubs and pushing them against the fence, this would negate the need to try to improve a ridiculous amount of soil, would allow me to pull out each tub for pruning so  i dont annoy lovely neighbour, and hopefully deter my little dogs from chewing berries, also i could intersperse with roses etc, a moveable ever changing hedge, it could be a new trend  what do you think?

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 10:16

hi, my sons trampoline is 12 feet accross and situated at the bottom of the garden in constant shade from a neighbours 60+ feet high conifers, the soil is bone dry and for the most part baron. but under the trampoline grows a healthy huge swarm of blue flowered perriwinkle which i started from a cutting 4 years ago. its not the fancy variagated type its dark green but its gorgeous.


Posted: 21/04/2013 at 10:09

wow loads of ideas, thank you all so much. we have conifers at our bottom boundary, not ours but in another garden, they are approx 60 feet tall (maybe taller) so i wont be going for that option. i love a privet hedge, the problem is, the cutting, lovely neighbour would not maintain her side im sure. i have offered to pay the £3.500 it will cost to put up a higher and stronger fence as its her boundary, but it has been declined. my old neighbours who lived next to us for 25 years were shocked to see who they had sold their house to when they visited recently, "they seemed so nice" haha. pyracantha sounds great, im going to look on the net for further instructions and to see if it will suit my garden, which is south facing (lovely) but partly shaded due to those tall conifers and the boundary i want to plant is more westerly facing, with heavy clay soil. the saga continues


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 16:14

hello all, im not an amazing gardener but i love my green space, and for the first time ever i dont have my dad to give me advice.

we have new neighbours. they hate my dogs, their children hang on the fence and hurl abuse at them. we dont want trouble, we want boundaries.

i need suggestions please on hedging plants, my wish list is,

  1. safe for dogs and children
  2. non invasive and easy to care for
  3. ever green as the neighbours would complain about leaves
  4.  tallish but not too high
  5. offering some soundproofing

i have heard of bamboo being used for soundproofing but ive also heard that it is terrible invasive. i'm lost, can a surrogate dad help please (or mum)

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