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why-is-it

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:44
waterbutts wrote (see)

The way the NHS is going we soon will find ouselves in aisle 18  in Tesco's waiting for a hip operation.

...pay at the checkout.....Cashback?

grass-identification-please

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 22:16

..Millet..?

guess-the-shrub---and-how-fast-will-it-grow

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 09:58

..they're Box plants...Buxus sempervirens...

one thing I would not do is replace with Leylandii..

..they are slow growing however if you can be patient they make, what I think, is the very best small hedge... about 4 foot by 3 foot width.. over time... of course you may be impatient for this..

..they would benefit greatly by having the grass and weeds surrounding them..removed, mulched and fed...best fed in Spring... but can remove the grass anytime...that's what I would do, to speed things up... but they are slow.. later on you would appreciate that modest growth...

another-plant-to-id

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:34

Houttuynia Cordata... invasive, but pretty white flowers...

is-there-a-variety-of-box-plant-that-is-dwarf-and-doesnt-grow-very-high

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 08:30

..yes it's a different variety... I think the only way to get them is to buy containerised or bare root plants, - bare root obviously the cheapest... although even then I don't find them to be that cheap... but it's a classic hedging plant.. much used in National Trust gardens and suchlike... for edging their famous beds and borders...  I think they're worth it, if that's the look you are wanting... however, I also like dwarf lavender 'Hidcote' variety... but these need a bit more looking after with trimming...but they seed profusely, - well mine do... so you will always be getting more plants to pot up...

is-there-a-variety-of-box-plant-that-is-dwarf-and-doesnt-grow-very-high

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:25

..dwarf box is Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'.. I think you can buy these from most hedging companies online...

 

newbie-planting-combinations

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:44

..marvellous work there Lyn....

help

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:41

...how exciting for you... I used to live on the south coast too but now in East Anglia...  this is a small area of my front garden.. all these would grow well on the coast too... plus others I can suggest... do you like shingle beds Andy?  I love them, and I think suitable for coastal plantings...  you can see the Festuca you have in the centre here... I think it's lovely too...

Lavender 'Hidcote' on the left... Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.. other Sedum's... Lavender angustifolia - these grow big, just visible on the right... they get covered with bees, moths and butterflies... I strongly recommend this variety...

other seaside plants.. Hebe's in variety... Phormium.. that's 'Alison Blackman' in shot there... yellow/brown foliage... Thuja 'golden tuffet' little round conifers do so well by the coast...  Cistus in variety... Olearia - any.... Yucca's are good if you don't mind the pointed leaves...aubrietia... Silene maritima 'Robin Whitebreast' is a favourite of mine... the sea campion flowers all summer...Iberis sempervirens...and Dianthus - many varieties.... all these are fairly small plants that fit in, sun/part shade... this border only gets sun from midday onwards.... you could even plant a rose.. that's one called 'Diamond' towards the back... flowers all summer.. no scent and thorny but I don't mind that in this location...

personally I don't bother with Buddleias... they grow huge and I don't have the room... lots of other plants here get all the flutterers that we like to see... have a lovely time planting it up....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29436.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

low-hedging

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:11

...stepover apples be nice... something to munch on..when you trip up..

low-hedging

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 18:37

...you usually have all the right answers nutcutlet...however, you may be excused on this one..... otherwise I fear you will nominate 'Knotweed'...!

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