M Fent

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Monty's Hedging

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:25
Having admired Monty's rather nice hedging, I can't help but think having them so high would cast an awful lot of shade. Obviously at midday it would be getting so many hours of the strongest daylight but in the morning and by mid afternoon it will be casting some degree of shade. His plants always look so big and healthy; is it just his choice of plants? I always struggle to understand which plants need certain amounts of sunlight or do they just adapt?

Buxus Hedge

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 17:16

Id say it's getting too late to start feeding; it will encourage new growth which will get damaged by frost. Just keep it watered and mulched and then in spring feed with tomato food.

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:17
I agree that a neatly cut lawn can finish off a garden, but it shouldnt dominate it. I see these small town front gardens with a tiny narrow border surrounding a small lawn and just wonder whats the point (hyopcrite i know; my garden is litterally a lawn).

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:37
Tbh im trying to rid my garden of lawn. I guess as you say verdun its very much trial and error.

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

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