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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:03

I'd cut the tips every year to thicken it up and even from an early stage direct it towards a ball shape

Hazel hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:01

I do think it's better, hawthorn especially can be clipped to a good thick hedge in a way that hazel can't.That's more a row of trees or coppice at various stages, but it mixes in well and all clips up together and birds love it

Hazel hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:52

I couldn't get that link so don't know what it is Duncan. This is the sort of thing I would have

I can recommend this company as well. (Just as a customer not a company member)

Hazel hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:27

Laurel is almost as boring as leylandii.



Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:15
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I'm not desperately keen on coconut Philippa, but I love dark chocolate and marzipan  

The almond ones sound fab -  I don't have a Nut allergy - well, not unless she's in a really bad mood 



I am

No, not really

Best Hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:13

From my experiences with laurel I wouldn't introduce it to a mixed hedge. It's too much of a bully.

A good thick native hedge will give plenty of shelter and you can always put some ivy through it.  Ivy's not recommended for hedges in mainstream gardening lore  but excellent for wildlife.

Hazel hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:06

What height are you going for with the hedge Duncan?

Hazel is quite big if you let it go (but not by leylandii standards) 

If you cut it back it's a bit mean with the nuts. But a much nicer plant than those red robins.

Have you got room to do a native hedgerow with a couple of hazels allowed to grow to nutting height?

What's the squirrel population like in your area? I have lots of hazel but rarely get a nut for me. 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:59

I think hiding them away is the number one  sign of addiction Poly


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:55

The general public came out with the idea of different things having the same name.

They both have perfectly good proper names   fruit trees  flowering shrubs with edible fruit

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 17:10

That's a good idea Dove. We have mega mozzies here and have a net. It works

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