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alternatives to Box

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 21:01

Thank you, I missed the last few posts, sorry not to respond earlier. pittosporum will be good, I'll lookk. out for the varieties mentioned. Will look at yew but not sure, and euonymus probably is too big a leaf for what I'm after. 

alternatives to Box

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:55

Hebe rakaiensis looks nice too, very similar.

alternatives to Box

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:47

emerald green globe looks lovely.

alternatives to Box

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 19:44

Thanks FG, I'd forgotten about hebes. Will look up buxifolia. I like the purple plant to the left, is it ligularia?

alternatives to Box

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 17:44

I'm looking for suggestions, besides box, which will form nice round shapes, be quite neat and evergreen please. Full sun, soil tendancy towards clay but can be improved.

securing a wooden obelisk

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 17:28

thanks Lyn, I'll get OH on it! Hadnt thought it through, just expected it to sit on the soil, silly me!

securing a wooden obelisk

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 12:01

Hi, I have a new wooden obelisk 190cm tall. It's for the middle of a bed so I need ideas how to stop it blowing over and also I dont want it to rot in the ground. I will be using it for clematis which will be cut down late winter / early spring. Thanks.

What are these please?

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 10:05

hmmm, don't think this photo is any better! They are there honest - not just a photo of soil!!!

What are these please?

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 10:03

Probably too small to see in the photo, sorry.

They are tiny, at most 2mm in length, they are white, crawling, and can just about fly. Some have rounder bodies (more immature maybe?), others have more of a wing shape.

willow blight

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 17:37

They had good roots when I bought them fidgetbones, and have been well watered since I got them. (Rain also runs through the decking and theres a space around them without decking). 

Discussions started by MrsGarden

White and green bed design

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alternatives to Box

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securing a wooden obelisk

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What are these please?

tiny white little bugs / flies 
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willow blight

do I have any come back? 
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bamboo screen in planter

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Japanese seating area

Please help with design. 
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Plant ID please

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Move over - making way for a summer house

- a temporary place to rehouse the plants! 
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Passiflora, can I plant it in the ground?

or should I keep it in a pot? 
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Is this a tree sapling?

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How strong are slalix flamingo?

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Flame weed killer

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What on Earth is this?

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taming a philadelphus

needs more than pruning the flowering shoots by a third! 
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