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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: small bushy conifer Reply with quote

I want to replace a cushion shaped conifer (say 2 and a half feet tall by 4 foot diametre) that has died on me .It was growing in a shady ,wooded part of the garden.
I don't know the variety but I suppose that is not essential.Does anyone have an idea of what variety might go and also if there is a garden centre in the Galway or Westport area that might stock such a plant?

edit I am a bit surprised that the subject of my post seems to have been automatically changed from
small bushy conifer to
small bushy conifer (needle-like leaves, often evergreen)
I can see that it may be helpful to anyone reading my post but it feels a bit odd-like somebody finishing your sentence for you.
I wonder is it intentional or just a side effect of some programme stting on the website designed to embellish the parts of the site written by the site owners/users rather than the forum users.....??
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: messing with your nice post Reply with quote

Hi geordie,

Just came across your post. I'm not a moderator or anything like that. Ok?
Here though I am copying and pasting an extract of the exact text of your post that came up on my computer today. There are some odd things in your fuller message like space before commas and fullstops. The extract below does not seem to me to be edited the way you suggest at least from my viewpoint. What I see is what I get! Is it possible you have a resident gremlin? lol

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With respect to your enquiries, no conifer will thrive in shade and I don't care what 'experts' suggest. Plant in full sun as the origins of these plants in nature is on the sunshine side of mountains and high hills. They also hate drought but can't stand being drowned. There is or was a great nursery a few miles north of Clifden which specialised totally in unkillable plants for exposed areas. If I can retrieve the name I'll pm you or something.

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I want to replace a cushion shaped conifer (needle-like leaves, often evergreen) (say 2 and a half feet tall by 4 foot diametre) that has died on me .It was growing in a shady ,wooded part of the garden.
I don't know the variety but I suppose that is not essential.Does anyone have an idea of what variety might go and also if there is a garden centre in the Galway or Westport area that might stock such a plant?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well spotted both of you, the gremlin was an adaptation of a word censor application, adding explanations for certain words. Now defunct, but with traces still remaining. I just went to the admin and got it removed to prevent any confusion.
Hope that clears it up for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: small bushy conifer Reply with quote

geordief wrote:
I want to replace a cushion shaped conifer (say 2 and a half feet tall by 4 foot diametre) that has died on me .It was growing in a shady ,wooded part of the garden.


Only conifer I know of that copes with even partial shade is yew or Taxus. There are dwarf varieties avail able as well as the larger growing ones, but for shade it is important to select one with dark green leaves rather than golden. Every garden centre in Galway and Mayo should have Yew for sale.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: That pine needled conifer Reply with quote

Excellent riposte Dr. Sunny! I totally take your point about taxus in the shade. I'm not sure that yew comes in a 'horizontal' form which is suggested by Geordie's "cushion shaped" description which is a wonderful way of putting it, Geordie! Would you concur, Dr. that Geordie probably has a cypress of some sort, which without full sun dies a long an lingering death?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks all
actually I know that Garden Centre.We call it the Claddaduff Garden Centre or maybe it is called Seaside Nursery.Yes it always had a very good name ,especially for plants that would survive out here in the wind and salt on the West coast.
I haven't been to have a look recently though as I don't buy plants often.
But when they die I normally try to replace them exactly if I can.
I realise that that is very unadventurous and probably wrongheaded......
I think that the plant I am talking about was at least 20years old and before the time of my arrival.
I think it was a combination of neglect and this year's awful Summer that did for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: them little conifers Reply with quote

I lost three specimen cupressuses in the past three years. All over ten years old and all weather related. One killed by drought, one killed by insufficient sunshine (this year) and the other one seemed to die of a broken heart lol. The Seaside Nursery it is then. I've been out of Ireland since 2000! I visited that nursery about 1995 and got a load of stuff I planted 200' above sea-level on the Clare side of Galway Bay. Everything took and then the following year I had to move away and leave it behind! The best thing of all I got in the Seaside Nursery was a storm proof mesh that could and did withstand steady winds of 40mph. The mesh let the air through but took all the force out of it. I swear it worked better than a stone wall. Anyway, I'm glad if I was able to help you and I hope yuo get sorted. Look for something with the name cupressus and/or horizontalis in its Latin name and you'll be in the ball-park.
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