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liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:07

Hawthorn or whitethorn would probably work better alright but  I wasnt intending to plant anything else at the time.Maybe I should leave well enough alone .Thanks for all advice folks.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 00:06

Thanks Salino I will have a look and let you know what happens

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:08

Hawthorn or whitethorn would probably work better alright but  I wasnt intending to plant anything else at the time.Maybe I should leave well enough alone .Thanks for all advice folks.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 22:39

Actually Pansyface what I was intending was to plant the trees so that they would be growing up through the hedge as it were,with the laurel covering  the bottom 4 to 5 feet of the tree  rather than having divisions in the hedge making them look like slabs which I agree with you would not look the part.Do you think this would be possible.

The hedge is both a windbreak and a screen over a wire fence by the way.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:43

I do take your point absolutely Dove but I just feel with a bit of colour around it,it might add to it somehow.If I were to plant a cherry blossom tree for arguments sake, could I remove a couple of laurel plants from the hedge ,say 2 or 3 (to replant elsewhere in the hedge to thicken it up) and plant the tree flush with the hedge,which I would prefer, or should I plant them in front of or behind the hedge

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:48

Im no "monty" pansyface but all I can say is that it is very good soil no stones and I grow a nice sized veggie patch in the back garden with all usual veg and no problems.

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:14

thanks folks for the advice,so that's the climbers out of the way.Any suggestions for a few small trees to add some colour please?

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:08

sad

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 11:20

Hi all,

       I planted a laurel hedge two years ago to screen off a wire fence which runs along  my back garden separating  a small field which houses my two donkeys.(The donkeys have no access to hedge due to electric fence on one side) The hedge runs for about 60 yards and is about 3 feet high at moment and very healthy.I intend to let it grow to 5 to 6 feet at most.

       What I would like is to plant something in the hedge in order to liven or  brighten it up if you will,to break the monotony of the long green hedge running along the side of the lawn.The hedge is lovely in its own right but it is missing something! Perhaps a clematis to grow through it or would that hinder a young hedges growth.Maybe a few American gum trees planted among it to add a bit of colour which I think it needs.

    Any suggestions please or would I be better off leaving it be altogether for the sake of the hedges health.

how much water for my tomatoes

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:34

Just put my toms in growbags with grow pots and was wondering how much water do they need.The outer rim for watering holds approx 4 pints which I half filled upon finishing  the transplanting and an hour later not much water seems to have gone through to the bags.Does it normally take a good while for water to penetrate  to the bag or is it blocked somehow.I have two plants in each growbag by the way.The plants are approx 12 to 15 inches high with the first flowers just forming..Would half filling every second day be enough.The growbags are in a polytunnel by the way.

Sorry for all the questions but I am new to tomato growing and all replies gratefully appreciated.

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