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Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:43

I bought pound shop lupins about three years ago and they have done very well.  I noticed yesterday that they are coming up again this year and the bees love them

Native Hedge

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:24

Thanks Fidgetbones,  I will cut it back again at the weekend, weather permitting!  If it may take a few years to flower, I will be patient and wait until it is bushier. 

Native Hedge

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:03


I planted a native hedge about two years ago,  I cut it back about this time last year to encourage nice thick growth from the bottom and  it is doing well.  The hedge consists of wild cherry, crab apple, blackthorn, hawthorn and dogwood. 

Should I prune it back again this year? If I don't will I get blossom?  Is there a best time of year to prune back? Is it ok to prune at end of the year.

Advice much appreciated.



Creating a Hedgerow

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 12:43

Hi Wisehedgecrone

I also wanted to create a hedgerow after I lost yet another fence to our bad weather!  After lots of online research I eventually bought my mixed native hedge from The Hedge Nursery. The whips arrived carefully packaged with no damage at all and I am glad to say that my hedge is happy, healthy and it is coming along nicely now.  All the rain we are having has probably helped too!!!

Wildlife Ponds

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 12:42

I would like a small pond in my garden for wildlife.  I have an old bath tub and wondered if anyone else has turned one into a pond.  Ideally I would like to sink it into the ground.  Any advice much appreciated.

Native Wildlife Hedging

Posted: 04/03/2012 at 20:00

Hi All

Thanks for taking taking the time to help! 

I have been browsing the hedge growers websites, and I have decided on a mix of blackthorn, hawthorn, hazel, dogwood and crab apple.  Also thinking on getting a few wild cherry.  Its been a lovely day here and I have been outside all day preparing for my new hedge.  So glad I am doing this now and know all the hard work will be worth it!!

monty don

Posted: 03/03/2012 at 23:21

I feel the problem lies with the lack of programming,  we all enjoy different styles of gardening and presenters.  More programmes would be welcomed!!

Native Wildlife Hedging

Posted: 03/03/2012 at 22:30


I have decided rather than replace a fence ruined by gales to plant a native hedge.  I live in west coast of scotland.  Any advice greatly appreciated!

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