Front garden update August

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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by flounder » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:36 am

Thats coming along a treat icon_thumleft
You've got some things in there that I wouldn't plant in full sun and exposed to wind, but The good thing about gardening is you can change it around a bit if anything suffers. I have a fatsia planted in a similar position. It does tend to be a more yellowy colour than the ones I have planted in a shady place and the basjoo paddles will become shredded in the slightest breeze. As things mature it will give a touch more protection.
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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by Somerset77 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:14 pm

fieldfest wrote:that tetrapanax will swamp anything within 6feet within the next couple of years though

looks very good by the way, but I would get rid of the blue plastic
I know bout the T-Rex, got a big one out the back! :lol: icon_thumleft

That blue plastic will be covered up once racked the gravel (thought I mentioned that) icon_scratch


Thanks for the comments though! Will be better next year and I may even add a bamboo perhaps and more hardy shrubs down the back of the bed between the houses.
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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by Neil Ziemski » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:36 pm

tropicalwon wrote:Some of the clumping forms of Bamboo would make a good screen/wind brake and also protect the other plants you said your going to plant.

Gray icon_thumleft
I'm always interested to as to what bamboo forms a screen, I couldn't use any of my 35 varieties of bamboo for a screen in an exposed front garden position, they'd get battered and look shabby.
What type would u recommend?


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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by greendragon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Neil Ziemski wrote:
tropicalwon wrote:Some of the clumping forms of Bamboo would make a good screen/wind brake and also protect the other plants you said your going to plant.

Gray icon_thumleft
I'm always interested to as to what bamboo forms a screen, I couldn't use any of my 35 varieties of bamboo for a screen in an exposed front garden position, they'd get battered and look shabby.
What type would u recommend?
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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas #Aug Update#

Post by Somerset77 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:59 am

Here are some updates taken today.
I've included a picture of my paulownia stem cutting which I took this time last year.
Also in pic 3, the ensete to the right is of the same batch which I had for sale this year, really impressed with the growth on these.
I've also experimented with not feeding plants out the front to compare results with pants out the back which have been fed!
Considering the high winds we have had there is very minimal effects icon_thumleft
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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:15 am

Luma apiculata, fairly slow growing, evergreen, tough, nice white flowers, attracts bees (could be a centrepiece or a main planting)
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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by pdid » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:49 am

It looks great well done but...........

Most of it is not hardy or evergreen!!!!!


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Re: Hardy exotic evergreen ideas

Post by Somerset77 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:17 pm

pdid wrote:It looks great well done but...........

Most of it is not hardy or evergreen!!!!!
I know :lol: :lol:
Thought I'd do more of a display this year then gradually drip in some evergreen stuff. But saying that, the Arundo Donax kept its colour during the winter!
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Re: Front garden update August

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:26 pm

Good advertising ;)

The front looks good and very different from the neighbours.


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Re: Front garden update August

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:41 pm

great garden.
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Re: Front garden update August

Post by greyhound » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Lovely garden I can see all the hard work that you have put into it


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Re: Front garden update August

Post by dorothy » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:32 pm

Garden looks great! icon_salut


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