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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. 

Seedaholicism

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:59

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

Quince

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

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=5872   fruit trees

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2304  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

Harlequin Ladybirds infestation

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:45

Even our natives bite if cornered Welshonion. A sharp little nip 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:38

That pond has its attractions LF but it's not a wildlife pond. More plants and less hard stuff required for that.

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:27

There was one going up a tree in a garden where I worked. Probably Emerald gaiety rather than Emerald and Gold. But I've never got to stick to anything.

Seedaholicism

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:11

My germination check today revealed that Polemonium brandegeei had germinated. In a while I shall prick them out. Then pot them on. Then they can be planted out to join the dozens that will germinate in the garden with no help from me. 

That's true insanity

How to make a Leylandii hedge more wildlife friendly

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:05

 great stuff

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