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They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:00

Looks great Lyn, (not been on star thread yet), my montbretias aren't flowering much as yet, but the Lucifer is doing well. I love the orange expolosion when they do but yes they need a lot of keeping in check. Note to self - must widen borders so my garden looks as good as Lyn's


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 17:43

You'll be nowhere near Renishaw then BL (short distance from J30 of \m1), but lots of gardens to visit near Ripon if there's an opportunity!

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:44

Ok ok I've come to my senses

Trees it will be but not willow

Any advice on those I named in my first post?

I'm thinking a conical cherry (prunus amanogawa) to the left of the trampoline, an amelanchier in the middle of the picture and a liquidambar to the right of the composting.

Salino, height is definitely needed to gain privacy as the main garden is quite a bit higher than this area.

Help I made a weeping willow purchasing mistake, can it be potted??

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:41

Guess I'll have to give the weeping willow a miss, huge shame  it would look great instead of the kids play area.

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:30

Mine are 'just' thinking about opening up but the petals are still curled lengthways.

look forward to when my 3 boss my garden (all 3 flowers that is not 3 plants!) Cloched them over winter and very proud they are still here!


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:13

BL - awful when the sentimental things go, hope she still has a good time with ou and the rest of the family. I'll see you soon in Yorkshire!

Rat blocks bought but chap says they wont come for it if they aren't there, so what can I do for prevention? Or to encourage them in order to get rid of them? ughhh.

Next project - I want a weeping willow tree that I've seen, think I have room but need to dismantle the kids climbing frame thingy and might be in trouble for that. But hey ho...

Had the best day out at Renishaw Hall Gardens (BL - if you are in that part of Yorkshire, well it's Derbyshire actually). It has to be one of my new favourite places. Will post pics and comments on gardens visited later when more time. AND they had a brugmansia in worse shape than mine!(although my single flower is the best thing on earth just now, family aside)

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:57

Hmmm, think my heart is with tree/s really.

Been to local GC (garden centre!) and they have a unlabelled weeping willow , huge already, only £20 ... want it, want it, want it .... will cause problems won't it? Are there regulations how near they can be to buildings? How much space around it, can I stop the lower branches growing? Can I plant at the sides, how far away? Tempted to go back and buy it, shop closes in an hour...

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:28
Thanks salino & Phillipa
(NDN is next door neighbour salino).

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:32





PS - the rest of the garden isn't this messy!

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:30

I'm thinking about bamboo as a screen where NDN has ripped out a load of tall shrubs and trees so I can regain some privacy.

My original thought was trees (eg;amelanchia, acer viper, liquidambar, alnus, liriodendron, metasequoia all available at local GC £39 each), but I am tempted by bamboos - cost and quicker growth.

Has anyone got advice on which bamboos would be suitable, tall but 'less' invasive? I want to cover a stretch of about 5-6 fence panels, there is a trampoline in front which I'd prefer not to move (hence bamboo rather than tree). The rest of the area has a play tower / climbing / swing in front but has some room (1m 30cm at narrowest) behind it and then a shed. The compost bins sit here at present but will be moved I think.

I'll post a picture ...



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