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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: wet garden hedging suggestions Reply with quote

hi i have outlined in a seperate topic the reason why the back half of my garden is wet . anyway i am looking for hedging that would grow well in wet, poorly drained soil i had heard cherry laurel???
also any trees maybe canadian maple??
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willow maybe ? Alders may be OK there also.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viburnum opulus can be grown as a wild hedge in damp ground. Not evergreen mind. See it here http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1071.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply hoping for an evergreen hedge though
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a lovely plant,will look out for that now,i`ve plenty of space to put a few of those along the boundaries of my plot
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

km79, wetness increases during the autumn/winter months.
That is why you will only really find plants that shed their leaves at that time suitable for wet areas
The plant is going into self imposed dormancy........ from coldness and from your wetter soil.

You might get away with evergreens like Prunus otto luyken (cherry laurel you mentioned) or Viburnum tinus.
But I would not wager my house on it.
Depending on the amount of wetness they are sitting in , they could fail.

By the way whoever told you about cherry laurel was not expecting a very tall hedge at 4ft (120cm) maximum.
Whereas Viburnum tinus grows to twice that.

Alders, Viburnum opulus, dogwoods, willows etc. if planted densely and deeply can grow thicket-like and continue to give a good share of closure over the winter months.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prunus laurocerasus is a hardy laurel that may survive wet conditions and will grow mighty big if not pruned annually
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