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underplanting hedge shrubs

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:18

Thanks! Will have to replace them, I think... Always hard to do!

When to prune new portuguese laurel hedge on exposed site

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:23

Hello! I live on an exposed site too and only trim my Portuguese laurels once early spring has arrived. They survive but seem healthier when pruned after any chance of frost. Their stems are shining red as I write this!

underplanting hedge shrubs

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:19

I have asked for advice regarding photinia on occasions and am still trying to save a couple which are not as bushy as I'd like- been told pruning hard works but still hesitant as I may lose it (we live on top of a Yorkshire moor, though surrounded by other gardens so not as windy as it might be).

Can I undreplant with skimmia? I know the skimmia might take over but am ready for that... just wondered if it would get enough light (North-West facing)?

I will take the advice given if this is a stupid idea and don't mind being told so!

Ta, Catnip 

training fruit trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:52

Thanks all- will let you know how I get on

training fruit trees

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:53

Yes, I've been watching "GW" and felt inspired by the way Monty Don trained the apples.

We have a pear tree which has been growing for less than five years in the ground- it is only about 3 and a half foot tall (from the base to the top of the trunk). The height, including branches, is about six foot. 

Can we cut back and train horizontally?

Any advice or suggested links really welcomed!

Hope everyone has been enjoying the wonderful sunshine

tellima

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:24

YES! Thank you! It's an absolute stunner- I've just popped in from the garden and it looks so fresh and beautiful. Thanks so much- how clever of you and kind

GW TV programme - Monty, how are the Robins in your shed?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:20

Yes, it was! Also lovely to watch Monty and Carol get as enthusiastic about plants as ever- my type of gardeners! Isn't Monty's dog, Nigel, a useful assisatnt too?

tellima

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:18

I think the plant I have is tellima- looks like a heuchera but looser and its flowers are similar to heuchera too, but sparser. It grows like mad! When it gets bigger, it seems to clump into a columnar shape. I know you'll ask for pictures but I'm not technologically capable.....

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:02

Can you take a photo which shows the flower and leaf up close?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:09

I would love programmes to give advice about regional gardening in the UK- how useful to be given information but also be educated about the gardening possibilities around the UK 

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Discussions started by catnip

underplanting hedge shrubs

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training fruit trees

training more established trees  
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tellima

does it clump up into a column? 
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Virginia Creeper

advice 
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korean fir tree

how to control its size 
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creating a full bodied hedge

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the weather

fulfilling the desire to garden 
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hedging

pruning for shape 
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NNE facing and clay soil- help!

suitable plants 
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pruning elders

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rejuvenating shrubs

photinia 
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composting

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