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Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:30

Well, the hedge is going in on Friday and the fencing will be delivered tomorrow! I am going to bury some in the ground to hopefully stop them getting in. Can't wait to get a veg plot going and the wife fancies a cut flower bed. At least it will make use of a long front garden. 

Welshonion, we have a greyhound who has already caught two rabbits but once they are "locked on" they will just keep on going! The two he caught were just at the side of a hedge and he just grabbed them.

We have an existing hedge an I plan to trim a little from the bottom and place the fence as close to the hedge as possible. Hopefully the hedge will then grow though the wire squares and will not be too visible.

Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:15

Thanks for that Fairygirl, I have bit the bullet and ordered a load of galvanised fencing and posts. I plan to put in some veg beds so rather than fence each thing I am going to fence the garden boundary. Looking forward to planting daffodils at the foot of the hedge.

Last year we only got the odd rabbit but this year they seem to be in the garden every night.

Hornbeam Hedge

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 10:48

Hi, I am going to plant a hornbeam hedge this Friday morning and have noticed a couple of rabbits in the garden at night time. Does anyone know if the young plants (90cm approx) would need anything on to protect from rabbit damage? I will be putting up a small fence around the garden and letting the existing hedge grow through the mesh but I will not be able to do this for a month or so.

Bare root Sloe tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:22

Thanks for your quick reply. I will go and get a large pot then. The ground was very wet before we got the snow so I image it will be frozen.

Bare root Sloe tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 13:05

I hope this is the right section to post. I got through the post today a bare root sloe tree. This was ordered months ago. The problen I have is that the ground is frozen with lying snow on it. If I planted the trees in compost in a large pot would this be OK until I could get it in the ground?

Fig Tree

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 20:15

We live at the bottom of a valley so it can get pretty cold here but we are in one of the driest parts of the country. I am looking to fan train along the fence and it will be sheltered from the northerly winds. I was lucky enough to find a plant that was roughly a fan shape to begin with! Thank you both for your replies.

Fig Tree

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 13:41

Thanks Christopher, I have just bought the five slabs. I am going to site it next to a japanese quince so hope it will be OK. Look forward to seeing some fruit in a couple of years!

Fig Tree

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 12:51

Thats great, thank you. I am just going to get some paving slabs to restrict the roots!

Fig Tree

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 12:19

We have recently bought a brown turkey fig tree. The garden is south facing and we have a 6 foot fence down each side. I was wondering where it is best to plant, on the east or west facing fence? My idea was to train it to grow along the fence in a fan shape. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hornbeam Hedge

rabbitproofing 
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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 14:30

Bare root Sloe tree

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Last Post: 23/01/2013 at 13:22

Fig Tree

Where to plant? 
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Last Post: 19/09/2013 at 07:28
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