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Posted: 03/10/2014 at 18:53
Nice name bizzy, and really pretty too.
You lot seem really busy and full of pains, have a chilled weekend with lots of wine!
My garden is a disgrace atm! Hope forecast is wrong and I can get out there at the w/end. It'll be the first fee w/end fir weeks. Last sun OH ran a marathon at Nottingham, just under 4 hours, today been fir stay on his knee! Lots of other things done at weekends and busy with work during the week - I need a playtime

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 16:34
Thanks and hi Lizzie, the fagus and prunus trees im considering grow to a 2m width as columnar varieties. Of course the others will be wider and im not sure mixing the two widths will look ok, but would need fewer trees and hopefully less cost.
Ponder, ponder..
Lirio, crab, amelancgier?
Will have to look up flowering almond fairy
definately don't want fruit trees.
Will have to consider overhang to ndn, which is probably why I got onto the columnar idea.

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 15:28
Wish to block the whole lot out ( sun in my favour!) especially between the houses where the main road is visible.
Trampoline is to the left of the slide (looking from the garden).
I do have a liriodendron and an amelanchier that can go along the fence or somewhere else.
Was thinking of one per panel but absolutely useless at making a decision.


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:37
BM bumped up thread (bamboo v trees)

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:36
Embarrassingly, am still pondering this one.
Bumped up for photos really.
I am now considering the following:
Prunus - conical shape, crimson leaved variety.
Fagus (beech) - conical variety - not at home to check so excuse spelling etc...Dwark purple and dwark gold, alternating.
I like the idea of a 'striking' 'in your face' look to draw eye down to this part of the garden hence why I think alternating purple and yellowy lime leaves.
Beech appeals as I expect it will give better winter screening.
Prunus for the purple leaves and for the flowers of course.
What mix would you have?
Must get into action soon!!!


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:26
BM I put a thread on ages ago with pics, will try annd look it up over weekend.
BL , a man coming to look at your garden? Sounds exciting!


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:32
Back for another few mins... Lily it sounds like you're helping sister to move, also sounds like hard work! But good to have an excuse to spend extra time with her!


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:06
Morning all. Working but skiveing for 5 mins.
Having trouble visualising trees fir bottom of garden and what order to put them in - its driving me mad, kept waking up thinking about it ! decision time fast approaching!
Want a striking effect, with purple leaves alternating with yellow/lime leaves. got a strip of 28 foot (did convert but can't remember now). Options are beech for winter screening or prunus for flowers . Work calls.....


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 16:08
DD , me too - plenty of imagination but no skill in reality! Good luck with your rose project.
Hi all, been awol again! From forum AND garden! What a weed feat it is - especially in the paving cracks!
GC now has new trees so ill be going on about that subject for a little while longer, then ill find something else to talk about!
Hoping you are all well and families behaving!


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:03

Morning lily - err, like the slippers

Keep trying to change avatar pic but no can do.

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