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Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:49

The reason we had the hedge originally was before we had a greenhouse and there had been an old apple tree in the garden behind mine which blew down in some strong winds.  Then my garden was completely overlooked hence the leylandii.  Now there are some sort of things that look like bamboo canes at the bottom of there garden so it isn't that overlooked anymore.  Its just me trying to get used to looking at a plain fence I suppose!  Having said that I do have some honeysuckle which I could encourage to go that way and I will certainly look up those plants you suggest.  Thanks. 

ps. I love the comments about Wisteria - I take it you are not a fan?

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:04

You have got a point.  It would be very nice to not have to worry about cutting it back all the time.  At least I have the winter to get used to it.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:24

Thank you all for the ideas.

The gap between the fence and the greenhouse is about 3 foot so I am quite keen to make sure I don't let anything creep in again.  I must admit that it is a lot lighter around there.  I didn't realise how dark those leylanii had made the area and they were only about 9' high.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 15:49

I have just had 4 leylanddis cut down at the bottom of my garden - I did feel guilty but as they had grown quite wide there was a narrow gap between them and my greenhouse and I no longer felt safe climbing a ladder and balancing over glass with a hedge trimmer.  However I would like to plant some sort of evergreen hedging which doesn't grow out too wide and that I can keep at a height of 8 foot.  Please could I have some suggestions.  I really don't like that shrub that a lot of people have in their front gardens as hedging and it smells really horrible as you pass it especially in summer and at this time of the year.  I don't know what it is called but I'm sure you will know the one I mean.  Anything else fast growing would be good.  The fence it is screening is not mine so I don't want to attach anything to it.  I did have blackbirds nesting in the leylanddi so would like to keep the birds in my garden.

Thanks

 

Apple Trees - Hopeless Cases?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 15:43

Thanks.  What I don't understand though is if the Bramley fruits on the tip how can you prune it?  Doesn't the branch just get longer and longer? Sorry to be so obtuse but I am not very logical on these things.

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:02

Thanks everyone.  I did try them and they tasted ok.  I like the idea of someone swapping the plants   Gardening is strange!!

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:55

How bizarre!  I just clicked on that website and they are exactly like the pale purple ones that are long and thin.  How can that happen from the same packet of seeds????

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:54

The thing is they were from the same packet of seeds I used last year (and the year before) and those aubergines looked like the normal ones you find in the shops.  Could it be that the seeds are just too old?

Wierd Aubergines

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 15:38

I am very confused.  I have been growing aubergines in my greenhouse for the last few years and they have been fine but this year instead of being aubergine shaped and shiny dark purple, they were dull, pale mauve and looked like cucumbers.  What on earth could have happened?

Apple Trees - Hopeless Cases?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:18

Sorry, wrong way round.  The top is the Bramley with the blue sky above and the other is the Laxton. 

 

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