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Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:38

Salino, two points.  I am proud of my Coppershine.  It is in a prominent position on my drive and is often commented upon.    Secondly I assumed it was available still and had no reason to consider its possible demise. 

I recommend ...often passionately.....simply because if I'm happy with a plant I have I know others prob will be too.  No arrogance or boasting or similar.  As it is.  I am what I am and quite like me really  

I have already offered cuttings next spring....I have another produced from a cutting....and it adds to the options of the questioner, I think.

 

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:28

Edd 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:22

Ecky thump Lynn.  Impressive.  You did all that wearing skates?  

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:20

Edd, worthy of garden jokes thread 

been out and missed return call from bressimgham.  If they say I'm right....100% convinced though.....I will claim bragging rights forever. If wrong, can that be?, I will go into hiding 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:12

Loving those black n white pics David

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:09

Lynn, love those mince pies.  You know you're my favourite don't you? 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:56

Hiya Dove

Thanis for that link.  I have just called the bressimgham number, explained my position and there will be feedback.  Bressimgham explained that many cultivars have changed ..became less popular and demand fell.  

hopefully I,will get confirmation.  If not I will propagate it and sell it as Verdun's Coppershine and make a fortune 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:08

Salino 

I do know it's different, its a yew and it was supplied as Coppershine. I also know there is, so far, no reference to it although Google searches are not  as extensive as they once were.  hopefully my "reputation". (Ha ha ) will be restored.

coprosmas never appealed to me but there is a marked difference between these and taxus

possibly there has been a name change so will check out your suggestion later.  Thanks.

whatever it is now called I have a superb colour changing yew...highlighted in spring by bright copper orange foliage.  Will post picture again.  

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:59

Gravel for me too Gemma.....coloured chippings can look very good.

decking is problematic for several reasons...already listed.....but paving if you can afford it would be preferable.  Again, coloured options are available.  paving with pockets for plants and gravel?  

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:52

Plants are often adaptable but they are obviously better when grown according to their  requirements for tip top performance.  Hydrangeas need water.  Astilbes, Astrantias, acteas,,primulas, certain grasses esp carex, even edible like rhubarb need plenty of water.  

My garden has areas of excellent loam to sandy poor soil.  Mainly sunny but pockets of shade or dappled shade.  My planting is based on these conditions and experience has shown me the wisdom of appreciating localised microclimates even in our own little plots.  

for great plants research what they need...not what you think they will cope with.....and  plant accordingly.  Given those conditions your plants will look good and will thrive and "froth".  

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