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Hedge Selection

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 11:35

Photinias can be iffy Danstar - many threads on here relating to the issues. Do you want an evergreen hedge or does that not matter?

Instant hedging will be very expensive too - whatever variety you go for!


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 10:43

Pappy KEF?????

It's like learning a whole new language on here sometimes....

Well it's not so dreich here today and all this banter's no puttin claes on wee Jeannie so I'll go and do something now...


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:53

Nesh doc?? 

Convert grass to gravel/chippings

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:44

Good luck with it David. A few 'easy to maintain' shrubs planted in there as well would give it some character and stop it being a bit sterile. Something to welcome you home each day 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:19

You've got it sussed Andy! 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:16

Fingers and toes crossed for next week Andy. I'd hate not being able to drive for any length of time.

Re being King - does that mean you don't carry any money with you either then...

What do rabbits not eat...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:52

Some of them here are carniverous Dove...honest....

I found it incredible that they eat Holly - but I watched them doing it!

I've remembered Potentilla, Alchemilla and Loosestrife are others  they seem to leave alone Zoomer. If you shield shrubs with chicken wire till they're a bit stronger and can fend off the nibbling, that seems to work quite well.  

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:45

I'd agree Dove. If you were just starting out I think it  would be very helpful. When I moved to my first house, about to have a baby, I had only a small amount of experience and a fair sized blank canvas of a garden. I was looking forward to getting stuck in and making changes on a very small - actually non existent - budget, but I reckon lots of people could have found that daunting and would have relished a bit of guidance about where to start. 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:41

Dove - do you think Garden Illus. thought we wouldn't notice if they were selling us garden related items...shot themselves in the foot doing it three times then .. they're what's known here as 'bampots' 

Andy - are you only going shopping with Mrs Andy so that you can go and snaffle a few little plants or bulbs....

Absolute novice...

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 08:35

Welcome Andy - if you want any plants identified, take a few pix and post them and lots of people here will help. I'm guessing the red flowering shrub in the shade could be a Rhododendron or Camellia too!

If you're keen to put apple trees in those pots - go for it - I did the same last year as I had nowhere to plant them in this present garden. It sounds like the garden is quite shady and you may struggle with getting grass to look decent unfortunately, especially if children are playing on it, but you can get seed which grows better in shade so it may be worth looking at sowing some of that in future. Take a look at what other people have in their gardens as that's a good indicator of the soil and what will be happy in it. Raised beds can make it easier to grow things which may not be happy elsewhere, so planting in that might be quite different from other parts of the garden. If the lavender's thriving in it - the soil is possibly quite different from the part where the rhodo/camellia is.

And keep asking questions - it's how we all learnt!  

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