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Latest posts by catnip

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!

SNOW!

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:19

Lyn, are you a sadist?  The weather in the North of England is shockingly, depressingly freezing...

the weather

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 16:14

I am feeling a bit disheartened, plant lovers! We moved to the house we live in now because of its good sized garden. We moved in the late 1990s and I can honestly say the appalling weather has stopped us gardening again and again! How can we fulfil the desire to garden when the weather is SO poor? How do the rest of you gardeners get your "fix"?

Discussions started by catnip

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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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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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 21:55

rejuvenating shrubs

photinia 
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Last Post: 20/07/2012 at 19:39

composting

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Last Post: 16/07/2012 at 08:41
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