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Ideas for this hedge to hide house!

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 16:58

I agree with the birch suggestions. I would also suggest that you plant at least one multi-stemmed birch - which are very beautiful (Jermyns is a good variety with lovely bright white bark) and avoid the boring 'line of trees' effect. They will also have foliage lower down than single stemmed trees. You can also get lovely birches with peachy  orangey bark (if you want a bit of variety) The overall effect of a variety of birches with single and multi-stems with the brick to set them off would be lovely, combined with the ideas for some nearer planting by nutcutlet and Bob the Gardener. You could underplant the birches with low growing evergreens such as euonymus or evergreen shrubby honeysuckle and/or hellebores to draw the eye to the ground with lovely foliage with beautiful birch stems rising out of it.

Tomatoes

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:09

 

 

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I have Gardener's Delight outside - but also, for the first time, something just called 'Italian Plum' tomato. Should I pinch out the side shoots of the latter or leave to grow as a bush? Anyone happen to know? Thanks

Haven't come across "Italian Plum" as the name of a variety. Sounds more like a description. San Marzano and other similiar tomatoes are "plums". What is its growth habit at the moment? Spreading like a bush variety or developing separate leaders with growing tips?

If it's a true "plum" variety it should be doing the latter as an indeterminate variety. You can nip out the side shoots.


Thanks very much for your advice italophile. I too think they want their side shoots nipping really - so I have obliged!

Tomatoes

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:05

I have Gardener's Delight outside - but also, for the first time, something just called 'Italian Plum' tomato. Should I pinch out the side shoots of the latter or leave to grow as a bush? Anyone happen to know? Thanks

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