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Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 09:24

yes, I forgot that one, and Viburnum lantana, wayfaring tree. If you can leave it as a fairly loose hedge the berrying and nutting will be better

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:10

you'll never achieve a natural balance of pest and predator if you go the chemical route.

ponds

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:36

nice frogs looks good

Any Idea what this plant is?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:29

it's a persicaria. probably P. affinis or a cultivar thereof. A broader picture would confirm

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:26

no more than 2metres for Acer campestre? They're trees, mine are 25 years from seed, taller than the house by some and still growing rapidly

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 23:24

no filter, nothing except a hole full of water, or less than full by the end of summer, no real flow but when it's full and the wind blows it looks like a river. water does run out of the end when it's full so a bit of flow then. I don't think filters and wildlife ponds go together.


I couldn't find the thread I was looking for, there were some great ponds on it. Maybe someone else can find it

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:49

Thanks Ladybird, 

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:46

Hawthorn makes a good basis.


wild rose and bramble put out long stems to smack you in the face


field maple, common buckthorn and spindle are well behaved


blackthorn suckers but has lovely blossom and sloes for gin.


Hazel suckers but not far, catkins and nuts if you don't cut back too fiercely.


Bullace, wild plum, excellent, some of those wander a bit as well


Elder grows rather quickly for a good hedge but useful for elderflower/berry wine


What have I forgotten?


Was that the sort of advice you needed or something else?

Please identify this plant seen in S W France

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:35

We're quick here Janet

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:31

Thanks Liri They're just holes in the ground. Old gravel diggings from the horse and cart days. water level is ground water, up to the top in the rainy season, very low indeed by the end of a dry summer (not this one). 


It makes planting difficult, only the toughies can cope. Iris pseudocorus, typha, reeds, marsh marigold. Comfreys and willowherbs on the banks.


Very wildlife full, newts, dragonflies etc.

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I think it's some sort of geranium

 
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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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a couple of oddities

 
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the perils of plant ID

 
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yet another clematis question

 
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what dunnit?

 
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might be ricinus

 
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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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Lonicera ID

 
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