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Question from Radoil

In forum: Buxus sempervirens

Hi there, i got hadge of buxus sempervirens, and i want to speed up it growing rate.Can i achive this with some fertilizer or something like that.
Thank you and have a nice day!

  • Posted: Wed. 5th November 2014 05:15

Re: Hi, can you advise me on small 2ft evergreen shrubs please?

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Surprise'

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
Buxus microphylla 'Herrenhausen'

  • Posted: Sun. 4th March 2012 13:53

Re: Very flat bush

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Michael,
Looks like a little box (aka boxwood), botanical name Buxus sempervirens - flowers are insignificant or absent.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 20th June 2011 19:57

Re: When to prune?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Buxus sempervirens 'Latifolia Maculata'

Hi, Charlotte,
I think the might be spaced too closely together. Buxus sempervirens 'Latifolia Maculata' wants to grow to about 2/2.5m tall, perhaps not the ideal choice for a dwarf hedge. I believe 'Suffruticosa' is typically used for this purpose since it has a max height of around 1m. No worries, though, you can do the same with 'Latifolia Maculata' but it will need more trimming. I think to start, I would space them out a little more, maybe even removing every other one to give the more robust ones more room. Prune in spring (now if you are seeing healthy growth) and then again in summer. If you don't want to remove any of the plants, you might want to prune them to all the same height (in other words, go as low as the ones not putting on much growth). And, it you do leave all plants in, just make sure they are all firmly in the ground. Could be that the ones that haven't put on much growth are not firmly in the soil.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 21st March 2011 19:20

Re: Ceanothus, Hebe & Frost

Message from Linda Regel

In forum: General

Hi Chris,
bad luck with your plants. I've had a mixture of results in the gardens I manage, some people have lost plants, some have sailed through. It was an exceptionally cold winter so it might be worth trying again if you really like Hebes and Ceanothus.
Otherwise I suggest the following, which don't seem to have been affected at all this year:
Box - Buxus sempervirens - evergreen and can be trimmed to a similar shape to hebes, though no flowers.
Choisya - also evergreen, scented white flowers in spring and late summer; the variety 'ternata' survived better than others
Trachelospermum jasminoides - evergreen jasmine; needs to be grown against a wall but has survived everywhere I planted it; not blue, but not a bad substitute for a wall trained ceanothus.
Hope this helps; if you do try hebes and ceanothus again, you could cover them with horticultural fleece if the weather turns arctic again next winter; it does seem to help

  • Posted: Tue. 15th February 2011 10:20

Re: Can anyone suggest a low growing evergreen to frame front door steps?

Message from Belinda Macdonald

In forum: Ornamental plants

Shaped Buxus sempervirensis a classic formal evergreen that does well in containers or in the ground. It only needs clipped once a year. You do not give your location but I am now very wary of standard bay as the exposed stems are very prone to the winter cold - the bark is readily damaged by frost. This can be alleviated by protecting the stems with foam pipe insulation tubes in the winter but this is not very attractive!

  • Posted: Tue. 18th January 2011 06:53

See Chelsea 2008 Show Gardens

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

Hi all - we have now uploaded the plant lists of the major show gardens for Chelsea Flower Show 2008 . Please look for 'event gardens' in the links at the top. We will continue to update this area adding images of the actual gardens once built.

Some plants are going to be used in a across the 2008 show gardens. These include: Soleirolia soleirollii, Alchemilla mollis, Hakonechloa macra, Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light', Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy', Buxus sempervirens

Unusual plants will include: Nothofagus antarctica, Drimys lanceolata, Paris polyphylla, Dracunculus vulgaris, Anigozanthus, Xanthorrhoea

Star plants that we like a lot include: Geranium 'Lily Lovell', Iris chrysographes, Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest', Geranium phaeum 'Album', Gardenia jasminoides, Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'

Which ones do you like? Are you going to visit this year?

  • Posted: Thu. 8th May 2008 19:54

Plants for Jemma

Message from Cris

In forum: Garden design

Some shrubs to look at for your shady area are:
Sarcococca humilis, Mahonia repens, Fatsia japonica, Buxus sempervirens. For an acidic soil try Pieris japonica.

Some ground covers:
Pachysandra terminais, Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis', Vinca minor.

Some lovely perennials:
Trillium, Meconosis, Pullmonaria

Climbers that can be used as ground cover or you can grow them up a teepee form/obelisque:
Lonicera japonica 'Hall's Prolific' or
L. japonica 'Horwood Gem' or L. japinoca var. repens.

Hope you like some of those!

  • Posted: Mon. 8th October 2007 13:36