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Replacing conifers

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:44

I might be way off the mark here with this idea, but cant you cut the branches of the Leylandii back to the trunk on your garden side, don't know how much space this will save you or how it will look, but it shouldn't kill them, they wont grow back but it's something worth trying first rather than going to all the bother of pulling them out, you can also reduce the hight if need be, then consider growing something over them, as i say just an idea, i'm no expert, i'm sure some of the good people on here will let you know if there is any flaws in this idea...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:56

Yip a couple of pots at the bottom, and some on their side on the shelve, i don't have any more aquatic compost at hand to re-pot, so hopefully the soil still in them plus more gravel will suffice for now till i get some compost tomorrow, water to dirty to see if it got any of the fish, we know it was something like a cat as the pond is enclosed and the gate was closed so it wasn't a dog, suppose a fox could get in, a neighbour about three gardens up has foxes in her garden, she wants the council to get rid of them grrrr Was waiting on some Acorus to be delivered today, missed it don't know how iv'e been in all day waiting on it, so all in all not a very good day, though it's not everyday you discover you have an Orchid growing wild in your garden so cant complain...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:04
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Hope you haven't fell out with me Percy  But I think it will always make me smile. Please don't change it. 

Not planning on changing it Runnybeak, don't be silly what's to fall out about? please just don't put up an avatar linked to your username..ewwww

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:56

Awww shame it looked so healthy a month ago, mines are planted in aquatic compost in pots topped with gravel, they are doing well, just found two of my pots knocked over by a cat or something, the water is all murky now, the filter will have to work overtime to clear that mess up...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:29

Runnybeak (conjures a not to pleasant image) that picture was taken without my knowledge, the first i knew of it was when i received a fathers day card from moonpig with that on it, my OH & kids idea of funny 

Thanks Chrissie, i will try that, it has no spines so it's not a gooseberry...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:08

Nope has no spots on leaves, the plant is only about 12 to 14 inches from base to tip it looks big in that picture..Glad i went out something has been at my pond and knocked some marginal plants/pots over and now the water is all brown and murky grrrr

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:57

i'll nip out and have a look 

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:42

Thanks Victoria,Ribes & Astilbe, two ID's for the price of one 

How are your FMN's doing in your pond? mine are just starting to flower so i assume yours are in full bloom..

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:46

Lyn we haven't pruned it at all...

Around four years ago we had bad storm here and a lot of trees were brought down, the council cut them into shall we say manageable sizes  my OH being the way she is collected these cut tree trunks from various locations ie the local golf course and the local park, and we built a roundish bed with them and filled it with soil, compost, gravel and collected wood chippings from the area's were the trees were cut up and put that in too, we planted it up, and the following year this plant appeared, i took it the OH planted it, she assumed i planted it, i asked her what it was she said how should she know as i was the one that planted it, we left it at that and forgot about it, until this spring, all we do is water the bed its in, so basically it is surviving on neglect, we do have to thin out the bed a lot as there is a lot of aggressive ground cover plants in there, so there you have the history of how it came to be there, my best guess is it came with the wood chippings...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:44

Ah ha currant you say, it all makes sense now, yes it has a few little green fruits that look like tiny gooseberry's, it's north facing so guessing that's why it doesn't fruit..

A geranium is good for me..

A Pyramid Orchid how exciting, it comes up every year, is there anyway we can propagate it?

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