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Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 20:34

..here it is in Spring, in another part of my garden....I just love these fingers of growth... almost like someone sticking their finger up..lol... 

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Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 20:21

..I wonder how you manage 100 maples... not all in the ground I presume? your garden must be a fantastic site late Autumn... or throughout the year even, as they have such lovely foliage...

..they are not suited to my mainly open garden, but I grow a small variety from the Dissectum group called 'Demi-Sec'.... I needed something really compact for a small bed, so it fitted the bill and it does have gorgeous colour late on....   as far as I can tell the only nursery in this country that still lists it, is one in Cornwall....otherwise it's in Australia and US...   although it's often surprising what turns up at small nurseries here and there, plant fairs and so on...

...be nice to have more but I really can't accommodate them other than in pots, so today I bought another little cute variety called 'Little Princess'.... that's gone straight into a container...

...do you have a favourite Jaybee?

My favourite conifers are Thuja's... I have 'Smaragd' 'Brobecks Tower' and 'Golden Tuffet'..which I absolutely adore...

..here's Pinus mugo 'Wintergold' for Verdun.....I think he said he might like to get one...   mine is still quite small, almost too small to be noticed, but just colouring up nicely right now.. I think I prefer it in Spring when the new growth starts...

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What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:07

...a charming and cheerful thread...to warm the cockles of one's heart..lol..

..I do miss the Cornish hedgerow and coastal flowers.... in particular any Cornish hedge in May with those pink Campions and all else that goes with them usually...

also...the prostrate white campion...Silene uniflora..which is ubiquitous around the coast there....I grow the larger version 'Robin Whitebreast'... which I enjoy very much...

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:18

..that's Verdun, not you Philippa...lol...

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:17

...you went a long way...lol..

..brought this little chap home today....he makes a good potterer....reminds me of you..a bit..

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Anything on your Wish List?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:57

..talking of roses...Peter Beales have 50 percent off bare root, now until Monday...all this Black Friday business...

..some lovely roses to choose from...

http://www.classicroses.co.uk/mailouts/mailout20141128-blackfridaycybermonday/

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:50

English bluebells, in their proper setting.....wouldn't want them in my garden..

...Woodbine honeysuckle....in a hedgerow... amongst others...

Anything on your Wish List?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:34

Gardenmaiden,

I've got The Generous Gardener already on order, plus a couple others... so I'm looking forward to those... I hope it reaches 5 or 6 foot as it will be on an obelisk...  I believe it has a good scent too...?

..one of the others is The Lark Ascending..... don't know much about that one...

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:29

...it shouldn't matter too much whether one is right or wrong on that...the point that's being missed I think is that we shouldn't be recommending plants to members seeking advice, that are no longer available, and perhaps haven't been so for some time.... I do think it's up to us to check first before we make suggestions...otherwise it's just bragging about our own gardens...

..I've got an Acer, like most have I expect.... but it's totally unavailable commercially...even the Dutch grower no longer has it (I've checked).... it would be absurd to recommend it to anyone.... that's the point really...

...perhaps we ought to concentrate on the 4 Yews that advice was required on.... as it hasn't been answered satisfactorily... 

..Elegantissima seems quite nice...although a hedge of all this colour might be grating after a while.... just a thought...

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:17

..actually, on reflection, it is rather churlish of me not to apologise for insinuating that you cannot tell the difference between Coprosma and Taxus...however, I've not noted you mention Coprosma before although one would expect you to be aware of these in your part of the world...albeit they are somewhat expensive and select...

...so I do apologise for that... but one could be forgiven for mixing them up, as the description of Coprosma Coppershine, the foliage colour and growth habit,  does correspond to what you give for your plant....so I think it was a fair guess....

...I doubt anyone much is bothered, except us..lol.... so we shall see if we can find you a Taxus Coppershine to get you out of this one....

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