Sheron Deards's forum posts
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I'd like to underplant my standard holly with bulbs by potting it about 3 inches deeper than normal. Will the buried stem be OK? If yes, can you reccommend anything for summer colour?
- Posted: Tue. 13th April 2010 19:51
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Thank you so much for the advice this evening, which was detailed and very helpful. You've given me a lot to think about.
All that remains is for me to make a decision!
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 21:36
Many thanks for that, Mark. The size of the liquidambar was my biggest concern. Perhaps I could put it in the gap further down the garden? I get what you're saying about a uniform backdrop. I already have an Amalanchier lamarkii in the opposite boundary. Any other suggestions? By the way, the soil is light and sandy and I'm in the process of "beefing" it up.
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 20:55
Before you go offline I'd love a reply to my thread. All the others seem to have been answered now so perhaps there's a problem with my thread?
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 20:41
Since originally writing my neighbour has gone chainsaw mad and also removed 1/2 doz or so conifers all along the boundary as well! As you can imagine, this means that the boundary looks nothing like the photo's I posted on 3 Sep. All that remains are the small beech hedge (in my garden), by the rose arches. Help!
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 19:48
Many thanks for your kind words Nicola. I'm terrified at the thought of opening and am convinced that the county organiser only agreed because she wanted to be nice to me! In the photo previously attached it's the green beech that is no longer there. The second gap is just before the urn in the distance in the second photo. I'll try to get some photos of how they look now before 23rd. Sheron
- Posted: Fri. 4th September 2009 10:52
Until recently a 40 year old beech hedge marked the boundary between my garden and my neighbours. Some of the plants were in my neighbours' garden and some in ours. Unfortunately, my neighbour has chopped all of his down, along with several conifers. This means I've lost the backdrop to many plants and gained a gap of around 12 ft near the house and another of around 10 ft about 20 metres away. Of course, I could replace the wire link fence with a 6 ft wooden one to retain privacy, but I would rather use this as a planting opportunity and do not wish to reinstate hedge. I would like to plant a tree in each gap with possibly shrubs and perennials underneath. I realise the trees will cast shade onto the garden but I feel the added interest will make up for it. Although I know quite a bit about plants I'm always scared to make a decision when it comes to trees. Will they get too big or wide for my long, narrow garden? Will they cast too much shade? For the 12 ft gap near the house, where the remaining beech hedge is purple, I'm considering Liquidambar styraciflua or Pyrus calleryana "chanticlear". I also want to transplant an Abelia grandiflora into the space. Further down the garden, between some lilac trees and the green beech hedge I'm considering something that grows a little broader, possibly Cornus kousa "Satomi" or similar, although I'm having trouble finding a tree (rather than a shrub) tall enough. Another option might be the autumn flowering cherry. I decided against Davidia involucrata as I think it will grow too wide. The most worrying issue is that I had just been accepted under the National Garden Scheme to open next year for charity and now have 2 massive holes to fill! I welcome your thoughts.
- Posted: Thu. 3rd September 2009 14:59
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