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Conifer Bush Trimming

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 07:26


To encourage them to grow I'd feed the soil around hedge with Fish Blood and Bone about now and water it well in.  Don't trim the tops until they are nearly at the height you want, but trim the sides, shaping the profile of the hedge into a gentle 'A' shape so that it's a bit wider at the bottom than the top.  This way the base of the hedge will get plenty of light and stay green and the hedge will be sturdy and not get top heavy. 

Trim regularly - never cut back beyond the green of the hedge as it will leave you with brown dead looking patches -  Leylandii does not regrow from old wood.

You need to be aware that there is legislation regarding the height of evergreen hedges which may become a nuisance to neighbours.  This applies to hedges over 2 metres tall.

Details here

Hope that's helpful

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 07:14

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Goodness, you're all up early!


Creative ideas for a mystery corner please

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 20:04

Maybe if the gate is partially open the difference in width won't show, and it would also look more as if it's inviting you to explore ...?

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 20:01

((hugs)) for you and your OH too Mr J.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:53

Hello folks   Welcome back to Norfolk BL  

It has been a lovely sunny day hasn't it - but the wind was getting up at S'wold - it's always at least one vest colder there than further inland. 

Picture Postcard Request

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:43

I've got a few postcards from places I've been to around the UK - I'll send you two or three.  PM me your address and I'll pop them in the post. 

It'll be an excuse to go to our new post office and get stamps ... the old one closed and the new one has opened ... in the village pub .......... I wonder if OH will volunteer to go for me

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 09:43

Good luck Lyn

See you later folks - off to visit Ma ...

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 09:28

Lyn, change back to basic and save it, then change to advanced again and save - that sometimes works for me

Pdoc - help yourself to coffee and croissants - if those others have left any

SW - take care out there !!!

 You never know what you'll find

Looking into getting a conifer

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 09:16

Monterey Cyprus goldcrest can grow up to 40ft tall (12m).  Not what you need

I'm sure Verdun can suggest a reliable online supplier or two who will have the plants you need

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