M Fent

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Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:40

That was taken about 30 mins ago, it gets around 5 hours of direct sun between 9.30 - 2 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:15

The reason i ask is im currently trying to figure out a layout of a pretty bland garden. In the pic you can see when the back wall is (plants in front of it) looking forward (south) to the front of the said border (where that string guide is, where the box topiary is) 

 The ropes in the foreground is where a potential hedge is to be planted. from the wall to ball is around 20 ft 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:00

I mean depth as in front to back of border. but can borders look 'silly' say if you planted plants that only get 1foot sq in a 100ft square border or vice versa. Im not sure if im explaining properly. how do you go about getting the planting combinations to work and flow like the borders at these stately homes. 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:39

what is the general consensus about garden bed depth? Is it 'deeper the better' or can you go too deep? 

General question about leaf mould.

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 21:36
Any leaf will do. Although not so sure about evergreens (laurel, holly etc) and i dont think pine needles should be added either. To speed the process on you can shred the leafs with a lawn mower. Wonderful stuff leaf mould!!

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 19:30
Hmm maybe not the best choice for a hedge

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 19:17
Oh bum. Are yours definitely confusa? As most desriptions say they get to around 5-6ft. Humilis are described as smaller. Or maybe im mistaken. I should take a rest from sarcococca research

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 19:04
Having researched on the deep dark web, I cant seem to find a definate answer to if Sarcococca confusa would be suitable to form a 4-5ft high hedge? I do deduct from my research that it is slow growing; just how slow im not sure. Any idea how many years it would take to get that height?

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 10:11

Yes me too  

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 09:47

Oo brilliant. Thankyou you two!! 

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