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Screening / hedging in waterlogged soil

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:03

I think you'd be OK if you don't let them develop into big trees. I don't think they make enormous trees do they?  There are weeping willows not far from our tank, less than 30 feet and no problems so far. The trees are probably 60+ years old same as the house, they've been pollarded from time to time but they're big. 

Screening / hedging in waterlogged soil

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:21

The coloured stemmed dogwoods are OK in wet soil. How far away is the septic tank? Willows won't have far reaching roots if you grow them as a coppiced hedge, the top balances the bottom.

Alder will grow in wet (same treatment) and I think hazel, though I haven't grown it wet


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:23

I hope you're OK and soon home Mike


Wildflower id

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Wildflower id

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:51

Righto, it will seed before autumn and I'd sow it fresh. Fresh is always better, ask the plant. 

Is there anything else I've mentioned that you'd like?

PM me your address, I find making an envelope and writing the name of the required seed on it is the best way for me to remember.


Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:45


Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:41

He was Mrs G, I've seen his contract

A metal newt? I like the sound of that

Wildflower id

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:37

I think it depends on your approach to plants and gardening and the size of your garden Forester. I'm not thinking of getting rid of it

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 18:34
Aliesh wrote (see)

I have the green alkanet in my allotment garden it's a very good bee plant.

It can be a thug but it's easy to pull up.



You can pull the top off but it hasn't gone, not on my soil 

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:48

Philippa, do you mean ivy leafed toadflax, Cymbalaria muralis, grows in walls?

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