Can you help? We planted a hedge/shelter belt over 10 yearsago using the above. The Privet has been successful but is very slow growing and is now about 2 mtrs high. I would like to trim same and maintain it at this height. is this possible? Can I take cuttings & how do I propogate them? The conifers 'wilma' are very attractive but have died off graduallyone by one. As the conifers died I replaced them with the same variety only for these to die off as well. At this point I have hugh gaps in the hedge/shelter belt. Can you suggest what I could plant to replace the conifer 'wilma' that would bemore vigourous than privet and able to withstand the high winds & salt?
Can you tell me why my Cherry Blossom has branches with just leaves on it? Should these be removed and if so when is the best time to do this?
I bought red hydrangeas but when the flowers appeared they are pink and mauve. I know it has something to do with my soil but don't know how to fix it. I love the web site, keep up the good work.
I meant to buy an ericaceous compost in the garden centre because I need to plant some heathers, but I couldn't see any. Could I use "Multipurpose compost with added John Innes?" It says on the packet that it contains "a blend of loam, perlite, course grit, sphagnum moss peat and fertilisers."