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Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 11:32

Oh, that's a great idea!


Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 21:33

Thank you all for you help - you've been fantastic!  I think I may try to take one or two out to see what happens - I'll pick a little one!

It's not too dark where the hedge is - gets a fair bit of sun (I's been hard to work out so far this year!) so a buddleia may end up there somewhere.

Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 17:19

How well have the plants taken in the soil.  I've read that leylandii strip the soil of nutients....


..just have to think what to plant to obscure my view of the neighbours... (and theirs of me!)

Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 18:54

Sorry, was away!  I'm not sure how old they are - I only moved to the property 10 months ago.  The trunks vary between 4-7cm ish in diameter.

Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 14:18

Thank you for all the advice so far. 

I don't think that I can get the stumps ground out - the machinery will need to be manually lifted up 6 steep garden steps  to the level of the trees.....

...can the stumps be killed off...without killing anything else?


Replanting between leylandii stumps

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 09:29

I have a leylandii hedge along the north boundary of my garden.  I dislike leylandii as I find it boring (and I'm allergic to it!).  There are too many to dig out, and due to the terraced nature of my garden, I can't grind or pull the stumps out.  The hedge is about 5 metres long with about 18 leylandii (planted about 30 cm apart).  The hedge is currently about 1.5m high.


As it's a northern boundary, I want to have something to protect from wind etc, and a panel fence wouldn't suit the rest of the garden.  I was condidering trimming all the branches and some of the top of each leylandii to leave bare stumps of about 1m ish tall.

I then wanted to plant or transplant other plants inbetween the stumps.  I have 2 buddleia and 2 ceanothus that need relocating.  My questions are:

  1. is this a really stupid plan?
  2. will the leylandii just grow back?
  3. will anything grow inbetween?
  4. will the ceanothus /buddleia transplant?
  5. what else couldI plant inbetween?
  6. have you any other suggestions?

Thank you!


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