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pollen jim
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: shrubs for large sight border, on windy expose sight l Reply with quote

hi, im looking for advice for my sight border, i dont want to use laurel, piviot, copper beech or leylandi trees. im looking for a mixed large border, with spread no more than 8ft, its a big expose sight,in the midlands, and the soil ranges from deep peat, to 12'' of soil and then hard lack. height 6 to 8ft, really like a mixed border of evergreens and summer plants. please suggest freely with the knowledge that it will grow in my conditions. thks jim
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at the viburnum family....you can't go wrong with one or two of these:

https://www.google.ie/search?q=viburnum&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=YFY&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=zN1XUYigLsLm7Aa6g4HwDA&ved=0CMABEIke&biw=1680&bih=889

Some are evergreen, some not.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thks sive , will they manage thin layer of soil?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I just wouldn't know, but I'd be inclined to give it a try.....maybe increase your depth of soil a bit with added compost and manure ? I'm no expert, but I try things out and let plants tell me if they're unhappy, then I move them !
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could use Euonymous japonica, Juniperus communis, Laurus nobilis, interspersing things like Prunus padus, Euonymous eauropaeus, and Cretagous laevigata "Crimson Cloud" for flower, structure, autumn colour and variety.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thk sive, wow thats brillant tippben, going to google these straight away, cheers
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