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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Leyland Cypress Reply with quote

I was looking at some for a quick screen. They are only four feet high now. I looked at some sites that say they are short lived and prone to disease. What are they like in Ireland?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe im missing something from my screen but what are we talking about here. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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maybe im missing something from my screen but what are we talking about here. Embarassed


Leyland Cypress.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Greengage wrote:
maybe im missing something from my screen but what are we talking about here. Embarassed


Leyland Cypress.
yes that's it.

Is there something wrong with this site? It keeps going to a go daddy page. I managed to get here now via a proxy server. Has anyone else had problems?
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member11809 wrote:
kindredspirit wrote:
Greengage wrote:
maybe im missing something from my screen but what are we talking about here. Embarassed


Leyland Cypress.
yes that's it.

Is there something wrong with this site? It keeps going to a go daddy page.


I managed to get here now via a proxy server. Has anyone else had problems?
This is the url it goes to for me http://gardenplansireland.com/?hg=0&nr=0

EDIT When I go to that url via a proxy i get here.??
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boss man never pasid his subscription, so had to sweat it in case someone bought his site think its sorted now. missing some info start again what was the question
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boss man never pasid his subscription, so had to sweat it in case someone bought his site think its sorted now. missing some info start again what was the question



Leyland Cypress in Ireland


I was looking at some Leyland Cypress for a quick screen. They are only four feet high now. I looked at some sites that say they are short lived and prone to disease. What are they like in Ireland?

Since starting the thread i did a few searches.They seem to have lots of problems with shallow roots which cannot hold the tree in place when it grows very high/fast. But I find it hard to believe they are as bad as some say
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leylandii are perfect for a quick screen, you just have to watch they don't get out of control!

They have a bad reputation, but they have to get very large before shallow roots become a problem. Also if its a screen you want, just decide how tall you want your screen, and then just prune accordingly!

They are a bit bland, so why not grow a few honeysuckle through them to add flowers!

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Trees!!! wrote:
Leylandii are perfect for a quick screen, you just have to watch they don't get out of control!

They have a bad reputation, but they have to get very large before shallow roots become a problem. Also if its a screen you want, just decide how tall you want your screen, and then just prune accordingly!

They are a bit bland, so why not grow a few honeysuckle through them to add flowers!

Enjoy!
wow! someone said something nce about leylandii
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Leylandii Reply with quote

I got rid of mine a few years ago and persuaded my neighbour to get rid of those on our shared boundary. We went halves on fencing. They gave me great shelter from the NW winds but were too hard to keep under control. At 12 or 15 feet, and on top of a steep bank, maintenance ended up costing me. Now I've got my view back and the sunsets and I'm growing stuff against my 8 foot fence in a border that is about 6 feet wider. As for the lack of shelter, wind keeps midges away!
If you are going to grow them, don't let them get higher than head height or wider than a metre or so.
They are naturally big trees and they do grow fast - there is a group of beautiful specimens at Kew. They are about 90 or 100 feet high!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

currently digging some leylandii stumps out, by hand. it's not easy.
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Dig hole fill with water leave overnight and remove next day easy......
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