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Planting conifers ,Advice Please.


 
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katana
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Planting conifers ,Advice Please. Reply with quote

Hello ,
I bought nine conifers before Christmas and only now is the ground any way suitable to plant them.
I would like advice on how far apart to plant them and how far away from neighbours fence that they will not encroach on his garden when they start to mature (I was thinking about five feet).
They are about three foot high from top of pot and I want to use them as a "screen ".
The part that I want to screen off is about fifty five foot --so I hope I have enough of them.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and any help will be very much appreciated. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they leylandii. Would advise caution if they are, they can grow very quickly and
if not managed properly can give problems in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul5000 wrote:
Are they leylandii. Would advise caution if they are, they can grow very quickly and
if not managed properly can give problems in the future.


Thanks for reply paul.
I'm not sure if they are leylandii ,I got them in lidl and all the tag said was conifer.
I checked google images on leylandii and they look similar.
I've got plenty of space around them so if they have to be taken out in future it won't be a problem.
I am hoping that they will grow quickly as I am in a valley an will be overlooked by a large building thats planned for the hill across the road.The place I want to put them is the only area that will be exposed.
Thanks again for reply.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a scan or pic of the tag or plant katana?
A few minutes at that could save you a lot of misery in the future if they or their spacings are unsuitable.

How to post pics on the forum.

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katana
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Thanks for replies -problem solved. Reply with quote

Thanks James for reply.
I am fairly new to PCs and wasn't sure how to post pics' so I took one of the trees to a local garden center that I am a very regular customer.
He advised not to plant them where I was going to as they can be very troublesome .
I have about 15 foot at the back of the garden and about 200 foot long which slopes down to a stream and I will plant them there well out of the way..
From the back of my house to that area is about 90-100 feet so they will be away from everything .
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