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M Fent

Latest posts by M Fent

Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 18:07

up close of the flowers


Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:58

Another plant ID for you knowledgable people



Box Topiary

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:19

thank you winterSong. That reminds me.... 

Box Topiary

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 21:05

Hi all,

can anyone tell me what these balls are doing on my box balls?? 


I have many but they only aonly occur on this one


New perrenials... Should i protect?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:45
On tuesday i recieved an order of perrenials (hardy geranium, aquaeligus(??), prmiula) from I planted them out on the tuesday without realisings theres a cold spell of weather forecast for this week. Do i need to protect them or will they brave the cold?

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:54

and the years and years of pruning and watching it grow. think he said its 14(??) years old, such a shame

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:23

Its nice when you get a plant that you 'didn't really care about' and it grows really well, it sort of grows on you so to speak. Yes please do post a pic BB. I brought my box plant last year, it's around 40-50 cm plant but no shape to it so wasn't sure wether to let it grow large then shape or 'train' it into a ball and make it grow into an even bigger ball next year and so on. And yes they're so expensive! but I suppose the time it takes to create such a size is grounds to charge so much 'time is money'.

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:08

Hmm, Okay thanks Nut, best get the shears out lol

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:01


If you wanted to create a large (1m X 1m ish) Buxus Topiary ball but started with quite a small plant, would you just let it grow until it got to the height you wanted or do you have to trim it every year like the gardening books recommend

Wind damage, greenhouse

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:30

5 glass panes smashed, and the door has blown off smashing the glass in that aswell. I really think I need to move it because its in quite an exposed area but im not sure how easy that would be.

Discussions started by M Fent

Deep borders

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Last Post: 29/09/2015 at 19:42

Sarcococca Confusa

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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 22:58

Saving money by sowing seed

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Last Post: 19/09/2015 at 11:33

Newly planted Hydrangea

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 18:27

Yellow Perrenial ID

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Last Post: 23/06/2015 at 18:19

Box Topiary

Small rose hip like buds on buxus sempervirens  
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Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 21:25

New perrenials... Should i protect?

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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 08:50

Buxus Topiary

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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 09:10

GW on iPad

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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 14:08

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:23

Plant I.D

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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 21:13

Lilac cuttings

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Planting new borders

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Small evergreen shrubs/ small plants

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Buxus bush

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