Hi Gerry, I sat these laurel plants bareroot in October where doing good until bad winds in February now they are brown/spotty and leave tips breaking is there anything I can do to save them. have fed and watered well and also have bark around base of plants
I'm wondering what the best hedge would be for screening? I've been thinking of Laurels, but believe they're an invasive species? I'm looking for something affordable and hardy & evergreen. In addition, I want to get this done ASAP so something that can be planted year round (or late Spring). It's for a border area of approx 5ft depth.
I planted photinia hedge spring 2013. I probably plante half and then finished it 2 months or more later!! so the second half of the hedge didn't get as good a start unfortunately. I have pruned it well twice yearly since to thicken it well. The good half is beautifully thick but the other half is weak and lower 🙁 I will feed it now with shrub feed but when pruning in April/may will i prune the weaker side harder to promote more vigorous growthwill it ever catch up??
Looking for hedge options for a windy site bearing in mind that my client likes to keep it natural as possible to her surroundings, which is a country house. Also no shiny greenery. Also fairly uniform with wind braking qualities. Thinking of a mixed hedge. what do you recommend ?
After lots of looking decided I like look of Escallonia hedge. I like the small dark leaves and flowers. I rang a few nursery's and they have said Escallonia is getting a disease. Is it worth risking going ahead and buying it or am I better off going for something else.What would you recommend? It is for a large front Urban garden to give us privacy.
Please can you advise what trees I can plant in a very exposed coastal site in South Wexford . I need these trees for some privacy. The must be able to survive in high winds and will be about 20 to 30 feet from the house. I have attached photo of what I envisage
I have a wide double row beech hedge. How and when can I cut it back severely ? One row grows towards the front, and the other to the back. The middle of the hedge is like an empty "tunnel".If I cut back one side I will leave the trees on that side with hardly any leaves. Would there be a danger that this may kill the row, or should I remove one row altogether ? It has become difficult to trim as it's about 6 ft.6in. tall and about 4 ft.6in. wide in places.
Is a box hedging suitable as a low 'divider' between a garden border and a piece of meadow. Not looking for anything high - around 3ft would be fine.No animals in meadow. Something that is easily maintained when established. Any other suggestions re hedging? What are pros and cons re box?. Soil quality good. Hedge would be east-west location.
When is the correct time to clip my box hedge and is there any special way?
I wish to plant a hedge along a timber railing around the hse its almost 3/4 acre! It is exposed,and I've already lost red robin along one side 2 yrs ago I was thinking laurel but saw purple beech recently and thought thet were very nice what would you recommend?
Would you plant Alder , willow or Birch to form the best hedge/screen in a wet/ boggy area at the back of my site approx 100 ft from the house?Would the trees go bare at the bottom ?I really want to form a hedge/screen there eventually. Have you any other ideas? The ground is very wet during winter and dries out during the summer.
When can I plant privet hegding?
I was wondering can you advise me on what hedge to plant. I live on the top of a very windy hill and need good shelter. I would prefer something evergreen but maybe with a flower or a bit of interest. I have a privet lining one side of the house, we had to take it out at the back because we built an extension. I have read that it can be poisonous to dogs and we have a puppy. I've had snowberry suggested?
I have a long garden and want to section a part into an intimate garden room so I wish to plant a thick fast growing hedge 8' to 10' high. Would you recommend Lawson's Cypress?
I sowed some bare root beech hedging in February last year. Out of 200, I counted about 40 which did not bud last year even though I watered them in dry spells. Should I replace these now or could they bud this year?