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Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:31

Thanks Busy Lizzie but are they rather thorny have boisterous grandkids

Planting Ideas

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 17:52

I have a large borderdeep  that is perennial approx 48 mtrs its interspersed about every 8 footapprox with crab apple trees, with a large 6ft fence as the backdrop. Over the past year even though I have a large tree at the bottom of the garden I have lost my birdlife even though I have bird feeders everywhere and a dovecote given protection by the tree, obviously my feathered friends do not appreciate the openness. I am struggling to find a solution with upright evergreen bushes to plant against the fence that will give me winter colour and berries and the local birds protection, my soil is heavy and the shrubs I would like to grow eventually to the height of the fence. I am looking for ideas if anyone can give me any?

Crambe Cordifilia

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 21:55
Many thanks

Crambe Cordifilia

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 20:36
Hi Verdun many thanks for your advice it was bought as a 6" potted cutting unfortunately from an internet site as I cannot find anyone that sells it or are able to order it in? Even the national garden centre chains cannot get hold of it. Which I find a little bizarre, hopefully when this one arrives and the weather improves for planting it will be succesful as the specimans I have seen have been stunning.

Crambe Cordifilia

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 19:00

Thanks nutcutlet unfortunately as all the garden soil is clay it looks like it is a non runner 

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 18:37

Just home from London to Oxfordshire, none as yet

Crambe Cordifilia

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 18:34

Hi Looking for a bit of advise, have just ordered another Crambe Cordifilia this year as last year tried unsuccesfully for my first attempt at growing one. It lasted approx 1 week and wilted and passed away. This was just as the rains began so no shortage of water. We have a heavy ish clay based soil, I would be greatful of any ideas to keep this young beauty. Or are they notoriously difficult to grow? It will be positioned in a SW border.

Is this a weed as it is spreading rapidly

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 18:51

Thanks Busy Lizzie for that little bit of very useful information

Is this a weed as it is spreading rapidly

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:43

Thanks Pam I hope yours doesnt decide to become nomadic in the future

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Is this a weed as it is spreading rapidly

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:41

Many thanks for the info we have a dark area under fir trees so this could be a perfect alterntaive solution  

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