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Talkback: Ground elder

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:22
10 years ago we dug out (or so we thought) a hideous infestation of ground elder which had come from our neighbour. We then covered the area with membrane and pebbles. A few shoots came through round the edges which I always pulled out and tried to remove the roots without disturbing the membrane. This summer we want to remodel the garden. I've started clearing the membrane to find a colony of ground elder alive and well. It has only had a little bit of light from a few shoots which have crept round the edges before I caught them. How can I get rid of this horrible plant? 10 years covered and treated and it's still going strong!

Fruit Hedge for Exposed Site

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 16:20

Thanks - I was wondering about elder too. I don't want to do blackberry as there are so many wild plants nearby already. I fancy hazel though and hadn't thought of that. I think if I put the fruit bushes down the side (it's a sort of U shape) and have more traditional hedging along the front, the fruit should work ok. I think you're right about the pruning so I'll need to work out how to weave into other plants to keep the volume. 

Fruit Hedge for Exposed Site

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:55

Hi - we have a very exposed small garden with a frequent, strong south west wind. (It blew a secured 10ft trampoline 2 fields away last winter!!). We'd like to plant a new hedge and favour some fruit bushes. My preference would be for blackcurrant, raspberry and, if possible, a smaller sloe. I'm just not sure if they would survive. Should we mix with other hedging? Is there anything we can do to make it stronger?


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