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very fast growing shrubs!?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:19

Buddlias are very fast...not evergreen but semi evergreen and have a winter structure.  Pittosporum is fast and evergreen and attractive.  Green,purple, grey foliage.  Hebe salicifolia is evergreen with white, purple and blue flowers. Berberis Darwinii is a prickly dark green evergreen with orange flowers in spring.  I find it is pretty quick growing. Viburnums too.....different varieties.  Foliage plants like Cotinus royal purple are quick after they are established ...not evergreen.  Conifers like junipers and taxus are not as slow as made out and can grow quite large.  For quick screening what about miscanthus grasses.....they grow 6 to 8' every year? 

Perhaps a mixture of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and grasses could solve your privacy issue Sam 

Sowing Grass Seed

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:08

I sow half seed walking one way then lightly rake.  Then walk at right angles to so the other half.  It is very effective in giving a balanced coverage

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:02

Well, I just got to say about the election that........did you say donuts Dove? ........I'm saying nothing !

Talkback: How to lift and divide hemerocallis

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:03

Ah, you're prob right then Judith.  

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:02

Okay doky, Wonky it is

Moving daffodils

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:58

I regularly...and spontaneously.....dig up daffodils and move them.  I try to get some soil or " rootball" with them but it's not essential.  I pot some up too now to plant out next spring.  Just remember to plant them fairly deeply Alex 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:03

Cooler day today but perfect for gardening.  However. Got someone calling with a few issues I'm expected to resolve. Hopefully just a listening ear required but I tend to get too involved so need to be aware of that.  Could be a long morning 

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:59

Hello WonkyWomble.  Fun name!    Welcome. Are we talking about you being related to Dovefromabove? 

You should know from the start that I am always right on the forum! (Because I am a smart Cornishman )

 

Talkback: How to lift and divide hemerocallis

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:55

On the contrary, I find hemerocallis easy to move, divide and establish.  They make sizeable clumps in 3 years or so.  never had roots left behind Judith....I,suspect you didnt dig a deep enough football. 

Ellen, if your plants are small a foot apart may seem a lot but they quickly fill in and establish.  How many have you planted?  

 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:26

For Dove today ...best wishes and hope all goes well 

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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