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Thickening a Sparse Beech Hedge

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:07

Hi Northern Clay  

Cutting the hedge back as your neighbours have done will thicken it beautifully on their side.  There's a gardening saying, Growth follows the knife'.

What you should really do is trim your side back properly too.

Growing other plants against or through it will weaken the beech's growth and there will be fewer leaves and even more reduction in privacy.  If a beech hedge is kept trimmed back it will retain its leaves, even in the winter, so you will have privacy then too.

Make sure that grass etc doesn't grow right up to the base of the hedge, and sprinkle the area around with some Fish, Blood and Bone (as directed on the pack) - this is a slow-acting fertiliser which will encourage good bushy growth throughout the spring and summer.

This site will give you more information.


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:57
Lyn wrote (see)


I have cousins in Norfolk, .....Dersingham, Kings Lyn.


Dersingham's lovely   and there are some Very Posh Neighbours!  You'll have to get yourself invited up here for a little holiday

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:53

Hope you're having a lovely birthday Lucy


Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:13

I've not seen a turtle dove for years - how lovely (I like catching up with the rellies )

Lovely to see a smew as well - not many of them over here

You're missing a fantastic stormy orange sunset here in Norfolk


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:53

We do good food in Norfolk Pdoc    where did you eat and what did you see?

peacock orchid

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:51

They're little offsets of the bulb, making more bulbs - eventually those little ones will be big enough to flower.

As to why the big ones didn't flower last year, I've no idea - but I'd plant them again and hope for the best.

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:08

I wonder if this Ryan is the same Ryan that we knew from before ...

Fruit tree supports

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:07

Was it like this?

 I took that picture from the Wellywoman blog Hope she doesn't mind

Elderberry Tree

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:45

Hello Jackie

Could you post a picture of your trees on here so we can have a good idea of the options available?

To upload a photo from your pc click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:41

So Daisy has suddenly become Ryan the gardener15 - that's the quickest gender swap in medical history !!!

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Good intentions ...

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