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How to make a Leylandii hedge more wildlife friendly

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:20

Hi Ruth

re the deadwood, it's always very dry under leylandii. You're probably doing the best you can with it.

birds will peck around for food under shrubs whether the ground is bare or covered but the more plants there are the more food there will be

keep the new plantings to single insect friendly plants for best effect. The more different species you have, the more wildlife you will please

The great thing about next boxes is watching them. The birds are just as happy in garden shrubs, hedges and leylandii

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 09:14

Hard question this one Andrew.

Lots of different species and varieties of all these. What have you got?

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:57

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thursday-27th-february/

Aldi have some on Thursday. and some other garden stuff

Where to begin?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:42

My garden had ponds that are at the level of the water table.  This means some areas can be under water at times and totally dried out at others. Plants that seem to survive are the comphreys, Symphytum officinale is the native one. Marsh marigold, Caltha palustris, though that struggles a bit if it's hot and dry. Meadow sweet,  Filipendula ulmaria.  Pendulous sedge, Carex pendula. Cuckoo flower,  Cardamine pratensis.  Flag iris, Iris pseudocorus. Figwort, Scrofularia nodosa

Areas that vary between standing water and completely dried out are very difficult to get looking good towards the end of a dry summer. 

Making up some of the area with rubble and some soil would extend your choice of species

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:15

Oak leaf was lovely, light and fizzy. Very young oak leaves,  not old leathery ones.

composting

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:09

I haven't a clue George but I'll bump this up for you

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:05

I just made gooseberry wine Bee. I wasn't expecting extras

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:01

I didn't add extra sugar Bob, the secondary ferm was natural and surprised me. Very nice

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:34

Fidget

I think it might work if we could all ignore trouble makers so they didn't appear on the thread and if we all stopped talking about it.

We have someone trying very hard to make divisions. so there may well be divisions. We know but new posters won't

With the trouble maker 'ignored' this thread reads perfectly normally apart from our discussion of same

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