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what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:24

thankyou every one, i am not as concerned now if its ivy andwont kill things then that is fine as it can look quite nice was just concerned about planting a new hedge once the conifers were gone. Thankyou for all your help really appreciate it

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:04

How long do you normally wait for your soil to improve, if i add the fertilizer and the sand how far would i then leae it before i would start to plant

hedge ideas for privacy

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 16:00

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As you can see the garden needs a lot of work and isnt very big probably around 10meters by 10 meters maybe slightly wider, the conifers are probably around ten meters from the house, the neighbours houses are on the same level as ours and is south facing garden. The garden is fully enclosed with fences. As you can see there isnt a lot in the garden we are looking to remove all the stones and replace with turf. We are thinking of keeping the big piece of slate as its meant to be a water feature but think its blocked with all the leaves as not currenlty working. The only plants there currenlty is the bush in front of the conifers and some potted plants i have on the patio. Any help would seriously be appreciated

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:42

Thats brilliant thankyou for all your help

 

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 15:16

The pictures are on there side as i am as rubbish with computers as i am gardening. We have a fence behing the trees so we are fine once the trees are removed. The lady at the back of us isnt cultivating it as when i was trying to cut it down she was talking to me about it being a losing battle as they cant seem to get rid of it and that it comes back every year s dont think she would mind me putting a weed killer on. My only concern with this is that nothing else would then grow in te soil, our soil is not great any way as=nd is really clay like which isnt ideal, am hoping something like laurel would survive as really want a high hedge to get back the privacy

 

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 14:57

I am only assuming that as its growing over three of my conifers and these three conifers now have nothing but a trunk and no foliage left what so ever , yet the others in the row that dont have it growing on it still are bushy and with a foliage

what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 14:37

please help we have moved into our first home and half the confifers are dead and have this vine kind of thing growing on it. it appears to be rife in neighbours gardens and could do with some help in firstly identifying it and then some help on how i can get rid of t as we are going to be cutting all he conifers down this week and planting a new hedge and really dont want it to succomb to the same end

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hedge ideas for privacy

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:25

Hi so i have moved into my first family home, the garden is not huge and at the back of the garden is a row of conifers  which are probably over three meters tall and very wide so they invade on what garden we do have. i got a tree surgeon round to trim them and to make them narrower but he advised that they couldnt be cut back much as it was all dead on the inside and wouldnt grow back green if he cut it all off. This has made me decide that i am going to cut them down as i dont want them being this wide as it just takes up to much of the garden. Unfortunately our garden is overlooked on all sides so i love the privacy the height gives. Can anyone please recomend what i can use as a new hedge i ideally want something that will grow tall like a confier but that i can keep more narrow and what will withstand harsh pruning so i can keep it narrow i have had cherry laurel suggested but have also heard horror stories about it. Any ideas are welcome i have thought about a trellis and climbers but my husband isnt keen on it as he doesnt like the neighbours at the back being able to look into our garden and our home from their upstairs windows. Also is there any hedge that will give me these benefits but also allow plants to grow in their shade and if so what do you recomend.

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what is this thats killing all our hedge and what can i do

this seems to be growing like crazy and killing everything 
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hedge ideas for privacy

first time gardener and so confused 
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