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Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:55

...no problem Buddyboy....you did well finding the conifer...I never trust plant labels...

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:51

..never mind about the Hosta Susan, I don't use pellets either... I always think that if you really want to do something...do it...no matter what anyone else tells you...lol...so that's how I tend to carry on...so if you've got that secateurs handy and really want to cut that shrub back...don't be afraid to do so...there's still plenty of time really and you're unlikely to do it any damage... my reasoning was that it just looks too nice right now...I wouldn't have the heart to cut it...but this time next year it might be too big...  summer has only just begun....lots of time left...

...yes I've noticed so many plants have thrived this year and are much earlier in flowering...I've got viticella Clematis in flower that I wouldn't expect for another month and my Hemerocallis, which I make a diary note of each year...it starts on or around July 16th...has masses of buds and will be flowering by next week at the latest...a month early...

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:36

...I'm inclined to think that's some kind of mistake Buddyboy...I mean you believe that?... 70 metres in 10 years...?  that's 7 metres - over 20 foot a year !.... not even Leylandii or a Eucalyptus can keep that up...  not something to be taken seriously...as it's surely a 'typo' of some sort....

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:29

..you've got a lovely garden of evergreens there...despite snails getting to your Hosta I notice..same for most of us...

...I wouldn't cut the Choisya back either now..not unless it was really overgrown....I don't see that with yours...it's just too nice...so I would agree with Buddyboy and leave until next Spring... or at least after it's had a first flush of flowers...

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:24

...I suppose it depends on where we pick up this information Buddyboy...as I've not grown it to maturity we can only go by what we can read elsewhere..the Saguaro is a shorter growing variety it seems, much shorter.. but this is what I've found on a site I regularly visit for information...

''Wisselii cypress grows rather slowly, and can be only 1 meter tall at the age of 5 years. In maturity, which is anything over 50 years, it can reach as tall as 6 meters''

...like with all our conifers they're never going to stop growing...so for our gardening lifetimes...I don't think these, so called, ultimate heights, are something I would worry about unduly... I thought it might save Susan a bit of money to go for the more usual variety....

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:03

..I've just been having a look around and I note that the plant that is more readily available here, and quite cheaply, is the 'Wisselii'...rather than 'Wisselii Saquaro' which is apparently a sport of the original....so I wonder if it's this one that you have in your garden....what do you think of that Buddyboy..?...  'Wissels saquaro' just seems somewhat expensive and unique...'Wissells' on it's own, more common...   suppose it's a minor point but I like to know what these things are...lol...

..fascinating look to it...it made me think of the desert cactus...

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:43

..marvellous research from Buddyboy...although I'm not totally convinced it's that variety...I mean, why would such seemingly rare conifers find their way to an Inexcess garden centre near Bournemouth...?... I think they deal with discontinued lines in things don't they?... just seems a bit odd...

...but it's good to know it's their natural shape after all.... and isn't that a gorgeous photo above, of the paved path between houses..all those lovely shrubs and grasses leading to an archway....doesn't look like this country...but I'd like a path like that I must say...

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:36

...it's a weird one...I usually pay attention to conifers wherever I see them but never seen one shaped like that... just doesn't look right...

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:16

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48851.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

..to be fair Buddyboy...I'm not so sure now..although I do believe they are Thuja's... I've just re-read Susan's first post and she tells us that she purchased these 3 years ago....no mention of any attempt at shaping...I had thought they belonged to someone else and she  took them over...  so it would appear this is after all, their natural shape... in which case I don't think it's Smaragd, as it doesn't grow like that..  here is my Smaragd...5 years old...

 

Unknown Conifer

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:23

..I don't think it's Koraiensis.... I think it's either Thuja 'Smaragd' or 'Brobecks Tower' that someone has been trying to shape into a spiral form... you can see at the top of the first photo,  it's been trained into spiral formation...it looks as though a lot has been cut out from the trunk and where shoots have been removed, I can see regrowth beginning, as it does with Thuja's...

..just my idea of it... could be wrong...but it doesn't look like a natural growth habit to me...

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