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Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:49

..actually I wouldn't go for Beech...not next to a house...not for me that one.. and I might think twice about Holly, I'm not sure about their root systems.. others might know more...

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:47

..only you can decide how much you want to spend on this Chris and you've had some good options given here, but as an example for you, and it's just an example - I'm quite fond of Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' as a hedge... it's dense and thorny - a very dense barrier... one of my neighbours has this... and can be kept trimmed to the height you require... people grow these up house walls so you shouldn't need to worry about that aspect..

..for something like these, I would plant 2 foot apart, and for your measurements you would need approximately 36 plants, which would come about 1-1/2 foot high in containers...and would set you back about £100...

..this site here details what I mean... however, the other options like Lonicera, Holly, al....all good...  Berberis is another thorny specimen... Lonicera nitida plants would appear to be the cheapest, but they are small when you get them... but I like the feel and density of that hedge too...

Best Berries Ever!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:14

..I have decided that you have far too much fruit on that plant so I am hopping on a plane to pick some...

seriously...they look gorgeous but I think it's likely to be too big for me.. don't know what others think... and perhaps too thorny.... there is a thornless Tayberry 'Buckingham'... that might be comparable...

..about £13.00 to buy a Wineberry plant over here... not bad really... and I should add that from what I've read...the plant is highly decorative in winter...stems glowing red...!

Best Berries Ever!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:56

..I think I would like one of these... thanks for this information... I too wonder just how big the plant gets to produce all this fruit...?

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:18

..I would recommend something different, but I would like to know how many metres/feet you need to cover, and assuming you plant say 3 foot apart, how many plants do you think you might need...thinking of cost here...? and how tall do you want them to grow before trimming... there are lots of hedging options that you don't need to worry about foundations with... I tend to think towards 'thorny', if I want to keep both animals and children...out... but you can make a dense hedge with a single type easy to manage shrub...Ribes sanguineum for instance...

..or Lonicera as already mentioned...

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 00:44

'Russell Prichard'... I wish this would grow better for me.. I do find it a tricky, fussy customer... I've lost any number in the past...


I'm very fond of this Geranium 'Cambridge'... it flowers mid-May to mid-July, coinciding with the main rose season, so I use it as underplanting..

 ..Geranium 'Patricia'... one of my favourites.. a Psilostemon type, but I think it flowers for much longer... it will flop but I don't mind that with these...


..I suppose I should apologise to Verdun for daring to expose roses on his knowing how much he loves them of course...

hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 00:10 much as I like 'Rozanne' in the ground, it grows too big for my garden, as we see in the lovely photo of Verdun's above... so I divided mine up and now grow in containers, where I plant the pot at the base of viticella Clematis so that it grows up to cover the bare few feet of stems...  I put the container in place after the Clematis has thrown up all its new shoots for the season... by end of June the Geranium has climbed 3 foot or so up the stems.... this plant was a Spring planted division...


Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:54

..yes lovely colour and quite tall when I grew it..6 or 7 foot... clumps up quick too..

and stable in gales..!  very important

Rose Health

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:44


yes prune out those shoots, they're only going to die off anyway... it happens...

Ornamental Grass

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:38

..the top two blue foliage plants in containers might be Elymus hispidus... the 3rd photo might be Stipa arundinacea...the sunshine brightening the foliage there quite a bit... the 4th one I couldn't guess....   the grass along the path does look like a Miscanthus but there are many named varieties of this...  some better than others... I've grown quite a few and my favourites are 'Kleine Fontane'.. 'Flamingo'.. and 'Punktchen'...  loads more to choose from if this is what you like...

..don't buy one called's quite invasive... at first glance I thought that was the one in your photo...

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