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Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:28
Ryan Lloyd wrote (see)

Thats definitely bamboo, what type, I'm not really sure, but I know from experience that bamboo's can get huge dependant on variety and can be very invasive, they have taken to growing their roots under my house and keep popping up new shoots.

Thanks Ryan, What time of the year should i trim this? also do i cut around the edges or take it right back to the center?


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:33

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Posted: 25/03/2013 at 09:05

Cheers guys, will it get mucg bigger? If yes, is there anyhting i can do to prevent this?


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 23:15

Thanks again, but can i trim back the low growing conifer? If so what time of the year?

Here is pick No 4 -

 I am assuming this will look better come spring /summer, but i don't want it to get any bigger. will it get bigger if i don't trim it? if i should trim it, how much do i trim and when?

Thanks again


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 19:05

Okay thats the shed built  

Here is the next pic, again if you could let me know what it is and how/when do i trim

 I know there is a few plants in the pic, i am asking about what looks like the the branches of a conifer


Posted: 23/03/2013 at 17:25
figrat wrote (see)

But I guess it's a good time to ask what you want/need in your garden, what aspect it has and what the soil's like?

I would be happy just to keep it as it was. I know the first layout pic i posted was very small but it seemed tidier as everything in the garden was a year younger when the pic was taken. I am concerned that it will become overgrown looking.

On the soil - - - sorry all i can tell you is it is currently very wet


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:23
Lyn wrote (see)

I would have that Skimmia out as well spewy, I tried to cut one back but it doesnt shoot out from the bottom.

The Laurel, cut it back now, to about a foot from the bottom, it will shoot out in no time and make a good foot or more of growth this year, and nice and thick from the bottom.

May I ask what the red thing is in the back ground?

lol its a sledge. There is still lots of bits & pieces lying around from the moving day. I need to get the shed built


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 08:40
pash wrote (see)

Hi, I think that's a skimmia, if it is, i think it maybe a little poorly, sorry

No worries, thats the sort of advice i need, if there is no point leaving it till spring/summer i will get it lifted.

As promised here is a better pic of the layout.



Posted: 21/03/2013 at 23:47

Okay, so they are easily trimmed, do i just cut the branches back? or do i cut all the branches down to the ground? If i keep them trimmed will they stay short and skinny or tall and skinny?

( i did say i was a total novice)


Lots more to go, here is number 2 -

 On the layout pic, I will get a bigger one tomorrow and repost. I think i will leave the layout this year and see how we get on with it.


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 11:12

Okay, here we go first picture -

 I have a few of these at the side of the house. I need some of the space for a small shed. Is it safe to just dig up and move them back a few feet?

Other concern is how big will they grow and will the roots start to disturb the foundations of the house?

I have lots more taken, I will post one at a time to avoid confusion. I will take notes as/when you guys respond.

Below is a picture from the back windo so you get a feel for the layout etc.

 This one was taken a year ago so everything has grown since then. I would be happy to keep it neat and tidy like this pic, just now it looks too over crowded due to the growth.

Thanks again all

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