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Hallo everyone,
THis is my first post on shoot. Went to HArold Hillier gardens yesterday and woke at 3am thinking trees!
I am wondering how you think Hamamelis would do in my garden, if I were to plant in some good topsoil and compost when planting over current thin topsoil...( I am prepared for bad news/ realism btw!)
thanks very much.

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  • Posted: Sat. 4th October 2014 06:07

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Reply from Nicola

Welcome to Shoot. What are the conditions of your garden? How much sun? What type of soil and so on. Kind regards Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 4th October 2014 08:11

Re: south downs chalk

Reply from pootros

Thanks Nicola.
The garden is on south downs chalk, so shallow soil that is well drained and alkaline.
the area that I am thinking of putting hamamelis is in partial sun and well drained. it is south facing and sheltered from wind by a mixed hedge.
It's a bit bleak round here in winter so I wanted something beautiful to see out of the kitchen window in winter. Was thinking Diana.
HAs anyone had any experience growing hamamelis in a chalky area?
Does it need pruning to turn it from a bush into something that looks more tree like?
THanks

  • Posted: Fri. 17th October 2014 07:53