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Best bushes that would grow under and beside Conifers

Posted: 21/02/2018 at 18:13

The conifers don't look that big so should be fairly easy to dig out. But there isn't a lot of wiggle room. Think I would also be investing in a bag of cement mix just in case the wall comes a cropper in places. Easy enough though to build back up, even for a novice.

Ivy.Repot or not.

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 17:37

Ivy does not need much if any feeding. I'm sure they will be fine. 

Plants with height

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 17:35

As the rowan tree filled the gap superbly, I would spend time now into the spring and dig out the root. A pair of loppers, a pruning saw, a sharp spade and some welly, will see it gone in half a day. And then you have the room to plant another tree.....................

Vinca minor per square metre

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 17:32

Rule of thumb for ground cover is 9 plants (9cm pots) per square metre. I would buy the 9cm pots rather than the 2l pots. If using the 2l pots, 5 per square metre.

Growing from seed without potting on?

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 12:38

I normally sow seed in a seed tray if I have a lot or just into a pot. They are then pricked out into another seed tray and once they have outgrown that, I will pot them on singly. I do have a couple of big seed trays that are double the normal depth and usually use them for cosmos rather than potting singly. 

Dry stone border edging

Posted: 20/02/2018 at 12:33

You would have to strim the grass up to the wall which is a pain. 

Odd shaped garden

Posted: 19/02/2018 at 18:01

THe point is an ideal place to hide your compost bib/s. With a bit of trellis in front of it and some climbers up it, you would also have an ideal place for the dog...........

[HELP] ID some everygreen shrubs in my new back gardeen

Posted: 18/02/2018 at 21:23

oops - weigela isn't evergreen. A Viburnum of some sort?

[HELP] ID some everygreen shrubs in my new back gardeen

Posted: 18/02/2018 at 21:21


Present ideas

Posted: 18/02/2018 at 21:20

Pair of Felco secateurs.

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