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Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 00:57

Hollies make lovely hedges, but do please bear in mind that they also drop leaves regularly throughout the year which (depending on variety) are very prickly. Not nice when hand weeding the veg plot. Prickle free hollies are available.

All the best.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 00:08

Lonicera nitida 'Baggesons gold'  gives a good dense hedge but to keep it looking neat and tidy it will need lots of regular clipping. 

I haven't tried myself but I have heard of several people experimenting with yew hedges kept to about 12 inches high.

Houseplants for dark damp bathroom...

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 23:57

Can you rotate your plants around your home?. Shade tolerant plants like aspidistras, marantas, snake plant and many ferns will tolerate very little light for a while. Then when they look like they are suffering, move them into a better lit room to recuperate.

This crazy climate

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 23:48

Long tailed tits are renowned early breeders, but even so I wouldn't expect to see them building until late Feb.


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 20:51

Yuletide greetings to you all and good growing in the new year.


Posted: 24/12/2015 at 20:44

Looking out the window I just saw a flashing red light pass by. 

Either Rudolf's nose is on the blink

or the helicopters are still flying out of Norwich airport.

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 20:41

The song of the Dunnock is among my favourites, the first bit of sunny weather in the spring and the air is filled with this lovely cheerful song.

What passes you by?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 20:36

I have never watched star wars,  I wouldn't recognise a song by U2 (although I know what Bono looks like) and I don't own a mobile phone.  I have a nagging feeling that I may be missing out, but then again.........

What's in your bag?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 23:37

Why is it that so many peat free composts only tell us what they DON'T contain.


What they really mean

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 00:17

My favourite is when items are described as Quality.

With no qualification it is meaningless.

( I work on the assumption that the quality is probably buttock-clenchingly p#ss poor)

Discussions started by Tootsietim

cuttings from wallflowers

Does anyone have experience of taking cuttings from ordinary wallflowers? 
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