Cultivating Carol

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Juniper rockets

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:55

Hi Dovefromabove.  The rockets have been there about 3 to 4 years, and yes there is weed suppressing fabric down that comes right up to the conifers. I agree that this year has been particularly dry and maybe they haven't had more water than usual, but they had started turning brown at the end of last summer.  They do look dead but there are some green shoots in the middle and the new growth at the top is green, which is why I was hoping there was some way of resque them.  If we dig them up, what would you recommend in their place.  The trees were meant to distract next door's rather bland garage and their position is in the shade and in a slight slope.

Juniper rockets

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:13

Thank you for your reply nutcutlet.  They do not look as if they will recover, but I will not be able to remove them until next spring anyway.  I have tried to attach photos several times without success.  Hope this one goes through.






Juniper rockets

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 16:55

Can anyone tell me why my juniper rockets have gone brown please.

They are watered when dry and are about 6 feet tall, and I would like to resque these if possible.

Is this a disease or a bug, and is there anything I can do to prevent further damage and resque them.

shape your hedge

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 16:57

Hi Richard

Your pritet hedge will keep growing until it reaches about 3 to 4 meters high and leggy if left untrimmed.  You need to keep them under control.  My advice would be to trim the top and sides as soon as they are about 2 feet high.  Then trim them twice a year to the shape required.  Even if they get out of control, once they are established, you can trim them very severely because they are a difficult plant to kill.  The golden privet is a nice hedge also and a little easier to control.  They are both evergreen, and good for birds to nest in.

Shady Border

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 17:30

Your borders sound amazing, and I also love Fatzia Japonica which is why it is already in the border. I will certainly plan my border with these plants and find them all. Thank you Wintersong.

Shady Border

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:01

Can anyone help me with planting ideas for a difficult border.  The border is facing North East, is backed by a height 6ft wall and is about 12 foot with a depth of 5 foot .  I have planted shrubs and trees along the wall, some of which are evergreen, but I would welcome ideas for plants ranging from about 3 foot high to ground level.  It would also be nice to also have some colour during the summer months.  I live in windy Anglesey.

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 17:29

Hi Adam What can I grow in a North East facing walled (height 6ft) border that is 12 foot long. I would like ideas to plant from height to ground level. The border is 4 foot wide and I live in windy Anglesey. Cultivating Carol.

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Juniper rockets

Juniper rockets gone brown 
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Shady Border

Need to plant 
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Last Post: 18/04/2013 at 19:27
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