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Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:27

You can plant them through grass Graham, make a slit and plant 3-5 in there and tread the soil back up to them gently.

They like a bit of deciduous shade, not total blazing sun.

and nice leafy soil with good drainage. This isn't always what you get under a lawn.

Personally I wouldn't put them in a lawn. They need splitting from time to time or they stop flowering. Also you have to wait til the leaves die back before you mow.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:17

Good idea. 2 foot plants will grow in no time and easier to insert into the hedge than big ones.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 23:03

I don't have a cultivar. Viburnum opulus is a native species of tree. This is what I grow and I expect Jim does as well.

garden centres will sell all sorts of cultivars but the basic species is the best. This is what evolved naturally and hasn't been developed by man. Plants with large double flowers and no berries are pretty useless for wildlife.

If you do decide to get one I can recommend Buckingham Nurseries as reliable company. I think it's where mine came from, 20 years or so ago.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 20:12

The birds are quick off the mark with rowan berries. I have S. hupehensis which berried very well this year. I thought the birds weren't interested then suddenly they found them and stripped it in a day. 

I've never tried grafting and budding, everything comes from seed. 

I might try some hardwood cuttings from the V. opulus, I never find seedlings about.

Bedding plants seedlings already!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:45

Yes they will be early. the nigella should be fine, the cerinthes will if it's not too extreme. My cerinthes often seed before winter and some survive most years but there are losses

laurel hedging

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:42

If you've got them planted in soil they'll be OK for weeks. No problems til they start growing and need more space. Make sure they are all planted with some soil round them, none left in a space to dry out (unlikely this year so far)

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:39

good for the waistline Coopers and much better for the plants

Guelder Rose

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:38

Common names are very confusing. Guelder rose isn't a rose and looks nothing like one. No prickles for a start. It's not even in the same family. I don't know where it got the name guelder rose

I'm always very pleased with mine, lovely autumn colour as well

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:52

I think it would be a waste of time. You'd have to cut them right back because the remaining damaged roots wouldn't be enough to sustain the tops or prevent rocking in the wind, so you'd lose the height anyway. 

With the amount of root damage from mechanical excavation, almost guaranteed to chop through loads of roots, they'd probably die anyway.

and then you'd be a year behind with a new hedge. If you look around the garden you may find some young ones to transplant.


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:27

What sort of asters were they? annuals or perennials

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