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Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by robinbarker, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. robinbarker

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    I am looking forward to watching the new series ( friday BBC2) it will be good seeing the gang again :)
     
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      Oo, thanks for the heads up Robin :dbgrtmb:

      Will look out on the i player :) (not got a telly)
       
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        Cant wait,cheers Robin :dancy:
         
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        Montyyyyyyyyy!

        Looking forward to all the changes he's made over winter and the plans for this year:)
         
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        • Lolimac

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          The only problem is..when i see all Montys hedging it'll set me off wanting some again:doh:
           
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            Yup, me too. I've now got a small row of box taken from cuttings. It's so slow!! I was going to border lot with this but a new idea has to be had I think - I just don't have the patience
             
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              Patience isn't my strong point either:doh:....i've been waiting for what seems like an age for my Buxus to grow....i'm now thinking of Lonicera Pileata...faster growing and without the risk of blight:blue thumb:.I bet a pound to a pinch of chiffon after waiting all this time for the Buxus to grow it'll get struck down with blight:rolleyespink:...
               
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                and? :)
                 
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                Box is Low and Slow. if you want a Low hedge then ... you need Slow :) . Leylandii you'd be cutting every day to make it Low :heehee:

                Planting bigger, more expensive plants, is your only way around that, but they tend to sit around and do nothing after planting - fine if they are Fully Formed, not so good if they are 75% grown.

                £200 a metre will buy you a ready-to-enjoy hedge. Or, slightly cheaper, you could just carpet the whole garden with best quality Wilton or Axeminster!
                 
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                I'll get some :biggrin::blue thumb:
                 
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                :)

                Do you need some Hedging Loli?

                I've not planted any this year - I think we are "done" for hedges :)

                Bought a few more Limes-to-Pleach though ... might that be an idea for you perhaps?
                 
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                  I'm thinking more lonicera ntida. Similar
                   
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                  • Lolimac

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                    I'd love pleached Limes:wub2:...unfortunately i haven't got a garden that would give them the justice they deserve....they really are fabulous trees though:thumbsup:
                     
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                      Can't put them along your boundary (in an existing hedge for example)?
                       
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                      • Lolimac

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                        No it's already pretty much screened off Kristen and would block the light i'm afraid.....besides i want an 'Avenue':rolleyespink:.....
                        Anyway stop encouraging me:psnp: i'm still in a quandary as to where i'm going to put my 'Silver shadow' because of you:heehee::dbgrtmb:
                         
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