M Fent


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Hawthorn Topiary

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 15:46
Has anyone on the forum ever tried to 'topiarise' Hawthorn? I read Arne Maynard writing about it but wondered if anyone had done it in real life and not at Chelsea et al.

North Facing Border

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 13:58
Im was thinking gravel however we get a lot of leaves from the wood at the back and im thinking trying to sweep them off gravel will be a pain. All the other paths in the garden are concrete with large aggregate mixed in which seems to give some grip. That path will also be used heavily so maybe gravel will get tracked around.

North Facing Border

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 12:23

It is good to hear other people who are in the same situation. Can you suggest any plants that do particularly well in your garden topbird? Is it possible to get some photos? It is always good to get inspiration

North Facing Border

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 20:45
Good idea fairy it will definitely need some structure to keep it interesting through the winter.

And the mirrors are something to consider

North Facing Border

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 20:28

how do they compare with plants grown in direct sun? 

North Facing Border

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 11:03

Hopefully Jo!! the wall was actually part of a grain pit, which was what it said on the tin, a pit to store grains for the animals. We just extended it to reach other end near the garden shed

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:24
You give me hope hogweed

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 18:52

id like to recreate something like the first photo


but struggling to decide which plants would cope in my situation 


 (Looking north, can see that the sun doesnt even touch the beds during winter) 

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 18:19

So would growing typical "cottagey" plants like pestemon, catmint, scabiosa etc be out of the question even though it would recieve sun in summer? Or will i be limited to shady plants 

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 17:14
I did wonder about this fairy; would perrenials emerge later seeing as the ground would take longer to warm due to the sun only hitting the border say mid spring instead of all year round?

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