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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:09 am    Post subject: Any Help )Thanks... Reply with quote

i have new decking out the back and i have a flower trough wooden at end someone mentioned a nice hedge but im not a hedge lover what would u recomend etc and were i can get it please






and maybe some plant that can cover up the fence were it gets higher and lower: ps do i need holes in the bottom of the box ??????

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi- how deep is the box? You could try a few lavender plants and they are available everywhere (most garden centres). They have the added advantage of colour and will grow high enough to add a decorative edge (if the box is deep enough for their root system).

Also- the box will need holes and I would line it so the wood doesn't rot from the water.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: decking plants Reply with quote

Hi faolteam,

Does the deck face N,S,E, or West and does the fence in the pic. cast a shadow? Is the decking fenced off at both ends in the same way? Also, one more thing, is the garden fairly sheltered or not? There are lots of possible choices available for your box, amongst the various planting groups of annuals, perennials, bulbs/corms and evergreens. It would be helpful to know first if the wooden decking area is mainly shadowy or sunny ( orientation ). Some plants thrive best in cool shady positions whilst others only do well in full sun.

Drainage and a liner is needed, as previously mentioned. A good potting compost like John Innes no. 2, which is suitable for outdoor containers, will help with the nutrient requirements of your chosen plants.

Mulching the finished planting will assist with moisture retention. Containerised plants are more prone to drying out than those garden plants that are more deeply rooted under ordinary soil.

Your washing line looks like it may open over the planting, decking area? If it does you will need to plant small, or else move the washing line back a few feet.

all the best,

artalis Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi faolteam
Have you thought about bamboo, it would be like a hedge and can grow up to 8-10 feet

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