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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:36

Buxus Topiary

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:02
Dave Morgan wrote (see)

If you want to create the ball, the supporting stem must first be at the height you require centre of the ball to be.

It's only at that point can you start to shape and start the thickening process.



I'd do that for a cone or something upright but I'd want the trunk to be divided before it got to the top of a ball

Hazel hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:52

Duncan, everyone else has shortened it to Nut 

It seems appropriate

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:50

A tradescantia 

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.

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