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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: planting fuchsias hedge Reply with quote

hey there

looking for some advice

we are clearing away the back garden its overgrown. we are planning on removing the brambles which are growing in the stone wall thats there. We want to plant fuchsias in the place of the brambles. my question is id like to grow something else as a mixture with them. does anyone have any idea what would be nice or suitable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geraniums


Dahlias
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the greatest respect Belfast I don't think Geraniums or dahlias would be suitable in a fuchsia hedge. lazydayz how about wild rose rosa rugosa or some Escallonia which is often used as an evergree hedge on its own.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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With the greatest respect Belfast I don't think Geraniums or dahlias would be suitable in a fuchsia hedge. lazydayz how about wild rose rosa rugosa or some Escallonia which is often used as an evergree hedge on its own.


I was think of what to mix with the fuchsia before it became large enough to become a hedge.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh gotcha now. Dahlias would be ok to be sure, but the Geraniums would not last past the first winter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies guys,Keep them coming just looked up the suggestions.there are some wild roses in the ditch so i will try and keep them in there too.

There are old stumps of trees in the wall and they seem to have grown new shoots,so i shall be getting rid of them too. though ill make sure theres no nests.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not go totally native and mix in Guelder Rose, Prunus Avium, Blackthorn and white thorn and Hazel, this would give flowers at different times and the wildlife will love you for it.
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