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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:16

We watched a tiny blue tit eating bugs off our flourishing monkshood- an absolute joy. Like the man said, take time to stop and stare!

korean fir tree

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:13

I have a Korean fir tree (the conifer with the bright blue, spherical cones). It is slow growing but I know it eventually reaches massive heights. Anyone got suggestions (tried and tested) as to how I can keep it fairly small? Thanks!

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 10:24

They don't know what they're missing, do they? Even the smell of the earth is exciting!

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 08:44

What a lovely thing to say... Don't worry, I absolutely "take time to stop and stare". The acid green of the euphorbias, bright yellow daffodils, purple primula, mixed helebores, burning leaved spirea... Lots to distract me from those leggy hedges!

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 13:43

Thank you both- I don't feel so incompetent now!

creating a full bodied hedge

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 09:34

I seem to struggle to keep ny hedges chunky at the base- they all seem to get leggy!

I had some large hebes in front of some laurels, the hebes have been removed and, inevitably, there are gaps at the base of the laurel. Will giving them a "haircut" at the top help them to fatten up at the base?

Is this true for all hedging?

Fences would be easier but birds and insects don't benefit much from fences, do they?

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 15:19

Lunaria- a lovely plant until the wind breaks through the seed heads! No lilies for me because of our cats

Cat Friendly Plant Suggestions

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:27

I leave a bit of chickweed here and there as my cats love it!

does anyone know what it is??

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 07:54

Or pulmonaria (lungwort)? Tiny blue, pink or whit flowers? Some leaves might be spotted...

the weather

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:29

I'll check and get my umbrella out!

Discussions started by catnip

trees

woodland garden 
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holly

making a hedge 
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paths

laying a path cheaply 
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planting birch trees

betula pendulosa black prince 
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underplanting hedge shrubs

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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:18

training fruit trees

training more established trees  
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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 12:52

tellima

does it clump up into a column? 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 18:49

Virginia Creeper

advice 
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Last Post: 30/12/2013 at 18:43

korean fir tree

how to control its size 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 13:36

creating a full bodied hedge

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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 12:07

the weather

fulfilling the desire to garden 
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Last Post: 26/03/2013 at 15:08

hedging

pruning for shape 
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Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 10:43

NNE facing and clay soil- help!

suitable plants 
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Last Post: 22/01/2013 at 11:19

pruning elders

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rejuvenating shrubs

photinia 
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