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Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:21
Welshonion wrote (see)
Trouble is they don't stop at 12 ft. How did you intend to trim them at that height? Have you got the correct equipment? Or did you intend to employ someone?

My thoughts exactly

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:43

Think that's a rye grass producing flower heads - it just needs regular mowing - no need to panic

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:42

Double doses of cake - on a day when I've got to go out!?!?!?

Have a Brilliant Birthday to All the Birthday Boys and Girls!!!


Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:39

Hello Harj Samra and welcome

Are you really really sure you want Leylandii?  They grow huge, need a lot of regular cutting back, and if you cut the sides back too far you are left with brown branches which never ever turn green again.  Also they suck all the moisture and nutrients out of the soil so that nothing will grow near them, not even a lawn.

Have a look at beech hedging, holly and laurel and have a re-think please - they're all much less trouble than Leylandii

I'm sure others here will give you  some other hedging suggestions


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:33

I love that part of the world - I went ponytrekking on Dartmoor when I was a child, and on Exmoor when I was a grownup (only a couple of years ago!) and when we stayed in a cottage on Bodmin (3 years ago) I was woken in the middle of the night by a nightingale singing outside my window!  I'm glad you've found the place of your dreams Hosta

london pride

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:52

Morning Verdun

I've seen it do well in pretty shady conditions, and the RHS seem to think it'll be fine in "deep or partial shade"

london pride

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:38

Yes - it's just the right time to do it -  if it's a decent size you can divide it up and make several plants of it

sunflower seeds problem

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:36

Just pop them into moist compost Pauline - and stand well back

Is this blight?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:32

Hope for the best - prepare for the worst!!!

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 07:29

Yay, thanks SG

I've a very strong feeling that today is OL's birthday!

Happy Birthday OL



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Check your local forecast ... 
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