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PORTUGUESE LAUREL

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 11:37
Great thanks a lot great advice still quite new to gardening

PORTUGUESE LAUREL

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:57
Hi fairy girl. Yes dwarf bulbs could be a nice one.so I need to be looking for evergreen shrubs that don't mind dryer soil as the laurels will be stealing the moisture? Thanks for all your advice very helpful

PORTUGUESE LAUREL

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:39
Thanks Fairy Girl

Yes low maintenance is preferred so a compact flowering evergreen is the route I would like. Planted allium bulbs last season which did ok. The garden gets good light from about mid morning onwards. One side stays in more shade till the afternoon. I have been trying to understand how much water the laurels need and pair it with a low compact evergreen that has similar properties

PORTUGUESE LAUREL

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 10:06
Thanks Claudia will look into those. The laurel is shaped into balls all the way along about half metre wide so they just touch and they are pruned so they never get too big. So do people think hebes would not do well under the laurel? Thanks all

PORTUGUESE LAUREL

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:41

Hi,

I have two long thin borders in my garden that have standard Portuguese laurel spaced 1m apart. Firstly I have been trying in vain to find some care advise about Portuguese laurel ideally how much water they need. 

But I am looking to place under the laurel some small compact evergreen shrubs that flower at various times of the year.  I have been thinking about a range of Hebe's maybe with some thyme and rosemary dotted in for variety. I have been tryign to find out whether hebes would be a suitable companion plant to work with the Portuguese laurel.

Does anyone have any advice?

cheers

Hells Bells

Evergreen Hedging Dilema

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 22:09

Thanks nutcutlet, Dovefromabove  and Salino will look into those options.

Any other suggestions?? Also will need recommendations of good suppliers will need about 70 individual plants so reasonably big order

 

 

Evergreen Hedging Dilema

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:58

Hi

My husband and I are trying to decide on a evergreen hedge for our garden. We have a lovely stone wall that we built and we wan to have a hedge that is clear stem up to about 120cm.  We want to maintain the feeling of space and still see the wall through the stems.

It has to be evergreen, quite hardy as we are in an exposed windy postion inland. Not particulary found of red so have already discounted Phontina (Red Robin) or some hollies with red berries.  We we close to choosing Elaeagnus x ebbingei in a clear stem form from an Italian supplier only to find at the last minute the stock they held was a grafted form of plant, and would not be that hardy.

Any suggestions of any other hedging that would be suitable in a windy exposed position?

 

Thanks

Roots of Holm Oak

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 12:11

Hi Welshonion

The plants will be right close to the wall to allow us to maximmise the space in the garden

Roots of Holm Oak

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:53

Hi,

I am trying to decide whether to use Holm Oak as a clear stem hedge in my garden.  I have a newly built stone wall with lime pointing that I wish to  add a hedge above the level of the wall to give added privacy.  I am concerned about the root system of the Holm Oak and any potential issues with the wall.

Can anyone give adivise on this or any other suitable evergreen clear stem hedgin otions, it is quite an exposed windy site with clay soil.

Thanks

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PORTUGUESE LAUREL

COMPLIMENTRY PLANTS 
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Evergreen Hedging Dilema

Need help choosing a new hedge 
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Roots of Holm Oak

Planting small tree hedging next to walls 
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