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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:52

Night night folks.  

Oh! Nice plants bob

New privet hedge

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:49

I would not prune again until  mid summer when I would expect the hedge to be at least double it's current size.  Possibly three times. I  would  prune only the sides and, even though small, would already be aiming at the top being narrower than the bottom.  

By the summer of 2015 I would expect your hedge to be well on its way to your 5'.  When your hedge exceeds  height required start regular cutting of the top.  A hedge should be wider at,the bottom...light to all parts of the hedge for good growth.....than at the top.  Looks better too

A few years I planted a hedge.....escallonia....to separate a veg patch.  They were not bare root but cheap in the clearance section of a local nursery.  Bit root bound.....loosened roots prior to planting..... but otherwise healthy plants.  They grew quickly and I followed the way I suggest above.  This hedge is thick and looks good

 

Box shrubs

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:24

Chris, is the area wet?  Have they only recently started to suffer?   I think they might be overwatered ....?

Winter Dip

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:16

Susan, just to say Provado OR hot dip.  Wasting your money if you hot dip after Provado.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:11

Think they're usually biennial nut so sure you will see rapid growth in spring.  

How to clear Oxalis infestation

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:05

Berghill, how effective do you find the flame gun?  Weeds in paths, for example,? Is it temporary or permanent  kill?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:03

Glad you are happy Bob.  Woottens really are first rate.  As you say, despatch is almost immediate  and plants  big enough to do their stuff well next year.Those "cheesy worsits"...corn starch ......disappear quickly in the compost heap.  What plants did ??ou get.?  Going in your new borders?

Nut ....going by memory, while back.....green leaves and purple staining  and stems.  I havent really got the right conditions and they disappeared after couple of years.  If I grow them again I have a better site....viz., deeper, moister soil and protected against strong sun. 

 

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:37

Not at all David.  Understand totally.  Wish I had better photography skills cos they go well with gardens, wildlife, etc. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:32

Nut, shade and good moisture.

All that talk,of food is making me hungry. 

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:07

Thanks David

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