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Laurel

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:24

Thank you. I think you are right. I am not sure though how people manage to get their Laurel hedges so neat! Even with clippers I think I am capable of making a right pigs ear of it! At least it is easier to clear up, cutting small pieces at a time

Laurel

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:47

We have a huge laurel hedge in our garden, and being July it is getting very overgrown. I certainly need to cut a few of the upper branches, and it is also filling out quite considerably too. I don't think using a hedgecutter on it is the answer as it is too fierce and seems to hack away at it. Any recommendations please. I don't think it has flowered at all. Sorry, not sure on the type of Laurel. It is mixed in with conifers and other hedge plants.

Shadey shrubs for a planter

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:44

Many thanks. Sounds like it's a good choice, providing our garden centre has them in stock!

Shadey shrubs for a planter

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:08

I was wanting to put some lavender in some planters on our driveway, but that side of the house is in full shade. I am not sure they will do particularly well there. Is there anything else that is year round, and that thrives in full shade please?

Shady area

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 12:02

OK thanks. The Nelly Moser looks like it may require full or partial sun. We get neither of that there unfortunately.  The Pachysandra terminalis looks more of a coverage for a large expanse of area. It may do in one small area (if we have ongoing problems trying to grow grass seed there), but for tubs I am not so sure, Thanks for your advice,

Shady area

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:56

Our driveway in front of the house doesn't get any sun what so ever, but we want to soften up the driveway tarmac area with some pots and maybe some window boxes. Are there many flowers of trailers that are suitable for full shade, and also are OK in window boxes? I know shrubs seem to tollerate shade better, but we really don't have soil there to house shrubbery, only pots and window boxes. It needs softening up really. I have done a bt of research on the web about this, but alot of the plants suitable for this are not available at regular garden centres.

Grass seed

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:50

Oh good. I just wasn't sure how much seed needs to be exposed to the light as well, and whether I need to cover it a little more with some soil, so that it germinates better? The seed is netted, so not chance of birds getting it. Thankyou

Grass seed

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:42

I have sown some grass seed on a prepared area 3 or 4 weeks ago. I have watered it daily, and have used a full sun seed, as it does get full sun by the afternoon. I have raked it over so that it at least tries to bed in, but the growth just isn't happening.I do have rather alot on show, so wasn't sure if I needed to cover it more with some soil? If after 3 weeks do I assume it isn't going to grow?

Dracaena marginata

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:32
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Discussions started by emma lou

Laurel

Hedge cutting 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 19:30

Shadey shrubs for a planter

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Last Post: 03/05/2014 at 18:51

Shady area

Plants for a window box 
Replies: 3    Views: 199
Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 12:02

Grass seed

How long should it take to grow?? 
Replies: 3    Views: 117
Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 09:52

Dracaena marginata

Droopy stems 
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Last Post: 09/03/2013 at 18:57
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