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Brian Hunter's forum posts

Total number of forum posts: 8

Cut flowers

from Brian

What should I grow for year round cut flowers from a small frost free greenhouse?

  • Posted: Wed. 13th April 2011 10:00

Re: Any other topics we should add?

from Brian

I have just installed a new greenhouse and a dedicated greenhouse forum would be useful to me as I have no previous experience.

  • Posted: Sat. 20th November 2010 11:55

Growing laurel at the base of leylandii

from Brian

I have a long row of Leylandii x Cupressocyparis (Leyland cypress) which are thinning at the base. I want to plant Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' (Cherry laurel 'Rotundifolia') between each tree. What should I do to ensure success?

  • Posted: Wed. 16th June 2010 11:32
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Hebe height

from Brian


The tallest hebe is around 1m.


  • Posted: Mon. 19th April 2010 11:49

Hebe pruning

from Brian

I have a number of Hebes in my garden (Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii' (Hebe 'Sutherlandii' ) and Hebe rakaiensis (Shrubby veronica). They are all 12 year old and have never been pruned. They are beginning to look straggly with open areas in the centre. What can I do to recover them?

  • Posted: Wed. 7th April 2010 11:17
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Description of land

from Brian

The land is east facing and sloping. Some of the bank gets sun throughout the day but much of it is shaded by the overhanging Leylandii.

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 19:41

Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'

from Brian

I have a Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue' in my garden. It was very vigorous, if lopsided, but it is now dying, possibly following snow damage a few years ago. The bark is cracking open and each branch is dying one by one. It was planted as a sapling 12 years ago and is now 15cm diameter. The soil is pH 8 and heavy. I would like to replace it; how can I take and propagate cuttings from its one remaining healthy branch and how should I prepare the soil to prevent a recurrence of this problem?

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 17:32
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Leylandii x Cuprocyparis

from Brian

Are there any plants that would add colour and thrive underneath a row of mature Leylandii x Cuprocyparis

  • Posted: Mon. 15th February 2010 15:28
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