Cultivating Carol

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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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