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Portuguese laurel hedge

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:22

Theres not a great deal of difference in the growth rate, I don't think.

Mine were about two foot but I chopped the tops of straight away. They then shoot right out from the bottom. Picking out just means nipping of the new growth of every shoot as you see them form,  just use your thumb and finger. Sounds drastic as you're waiting for them to grow, but it pays off in the long term, you want nice thick growth at the bottom.

What is that accross  the road to you, there's a big gap at the bottom of it.

Lobelia and Nemesia Seeds

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 11:10

To be honest, it's not worth doing those now, they should be ready for planting out in a couple of weeks. Lobelia is slow growing, it's the only one it set in February, you would be better buying some plants for this year and doing them earlier next year.

Portuguese laurel hedge

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 10:19

i would cut off all that new growth on the tops, I planted mine five years ago, cutting six inches off the tops at planting. 

Dont underestimate the growth rate, they will be up very quickly, once cut down, pinch out the tops and side shoots, as you see them.

i think they are a bit close to the wall, in a few years the trunks will be touching the wall and the green will be over the wall into the street, where you will need to cut them back, that will make it very near to the trunks. 

Heres mine last year, after just four years of being planted. They've been cut several times and pinched out. It's about three foot in depth and six foot high.


 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:29
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Cyanide..... why not whizz up a load of laurel leaves and shove 'em down the hole?  Just be careful not to breathe.

Thought you said that was what you needed to buy, didn't realise you were being were sarcastic to me.!!  I don't understand that sort of humour, I take it that's your sort of humour? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:26

I thought you just ran your fingers through those grasses to pull out the dead stuff? 

Lovely May blossom Dove, does that mean we can now cast our clouts and plant our seeds? 

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 19:40

I bought mine from Morrisons , I think it was 1.79. Tiny little inoffensive thing in a little pot, grew into a monster in no time.

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:46

My plant in the above photo was four years old and cut to the ground every Spring, it makes that much growth in a season.

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 14:47

I think the white one may be a bit smaller and easier to manage, but mine was the blue one.

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 14:12


 I'm in the middle of chopping this one down, this was about August last year and the thing was cut right back in the Spring. It was right over the grass and reached the greenhouse. We dug it right out, far too big. 

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