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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 07:42

Morning Clari

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 07:39

I also need spelling lessons - gauge not guage

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 07:28
AWB wrote (see)

I would consider a shrub rather than a tree. In my experience Hornbeam hedges need to be wide and tall to look good....

 

I'm a little puzzled that you should say that AWB  - hornbeam is well known for working well as a narrow hedge.  See my earlier post about the way MD uses it at Longmeadow and also an extract from this article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344586/Adventures-in-hedges.html

" ,,,Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, and its dense twiggy growth is ideal for cutting into detailed shapes, making it possible to create "windows", "doors" and interesting finishing touches to tops and edges. It is also possible to shape it into a very narrow hedge that produces a delicate, curtain-like effect...."

It's this aspect of its growth that makes it so suitable  to create  many well-known hedge mazes.  It can also be successfully kept as a short hedge - see the restored hornbeam maze at Woburn Abbey http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/gardens/explore/hornbeam-maze/

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 07:12

I want a rain guage and a decent sized shallow container for sempervivums to go by the front door.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 07:09

What do we make of Archie? Is he a lean mean gardening machine - or a slightly portly gentleman with a moustache?  I'm going for the former

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 07:02

Good to hear positive news Mike - glad you have no need to worry now.

And good to hear that life is going well for OL

 

And ((hugs)) and positive thoughts for everyone with worries and cares.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:36

It's brilliant that positive changes are happening Verdun - just such a shame that they were needed and that your mum, and others, had such bad experiences. 

But good on you for getting it sorted for her and for the others.

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:26

You may find this article of interest http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2001/oct/14/gardens

and this gives you some good info on planting the hedge http://ruralgardener.co.uk/tag/hornbeam-hedge/

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:19

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:11

Hello folks - it's been a busy day - rounded off by home made smoked haddock fishcakes   Just been watching Monty - loved that little Welsh rockface

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