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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Hedge in front garden. Reply with quote

Do you think this is a nice hedge for privacy? Or do you think he's gone just a teensie, weensie, weensie bit over the top? (Excuse the bad joke!)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha, seen this in the papers the other day, what a plonker! by all means have a hedge but this is pushing it a bit much. i read he had already had to cut a pathway through it so the post man could deliver his mail as the postie refused to deliver to him....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An extreme case of English Eccentricity methinks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

Im new to this forum, i badly looking for advise could someone advise me on hedging. was in the garden centre on saturday and was looking a laurel hedging, was also looking on portguese laurels and I think I prefered them. The garden centre man said that it was slow growing but agreed a nicer hedge. Can someone prease advise me as to which is best and how much slower is the protguese.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was once told years ago, that the slower the growing the hedge, the better it is in the long run.

I'm afraid I can't give you precise advice on Portugese Laurel.

Not really to the point, but I've just picked up 30 Aucuba Japonica, each a metre high in pots, for €3.00 each. It would make a superb hedge because it'll grow right to the ground and leave no space but, I imagine it would take too long to saisfy most people. Although, I'm not going to use them as a hedge, but as focal points in my garden.

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