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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Native tree & shrub supplier Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm considering planting a small copse/stand consisting of native shrubs & trees (20'ish) for both wildlife and screening. I plan on using Hawthorn, Hazel, Guilder Rose, Wild Cherry, Holly etc, but would like to speed up the process by planting
potted/containerised specimens.
Can anyone suggest a reputable supplier please ?.
The site is relatively exposed and in Mayo.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard a few people mention Future Forests in Cork- they deliver nationwide and will do up different mixes (even a coastal hedge mix if that is relevant to you!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure how well the hazel or cherry will do in exposure in Mayo. Try willows. Take cuttings in winter and stick into the ground. Youtube how to do it. Hawthorn is slow, as is holly. G Rose wont like wind and especially salt.
Alder and birch, willows (lots of varieties of them), pines (Scots dont like wind either, believe it or not).
best to establish a quick screen with alder and willow first, then add in more delicate plants the far side of it. Give me a mail if you want more info. I've been through this pain, several times! GEt bare rooted plants too, plant in winter, cheaper than potted plants??
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try local guys in Mayo. Chambers garden centre in Newport has plenty or large bareroot stuff til MArch. As has Horkans centre in C-bar. You can get large bareroot cheaper than potted plants- and as large as potted plants. I think holly is usually potted tho as it is not good abeing bare rooted
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bare root may establish more quickly - i've often heard it claimed that a 2' whip will outgrow a 6' container plant within a couple of years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies and advice.

I think I will now be going down the whip route this coming winter.
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Was over in Mayo last week, lot's of maintenance to do on hedges, pond etc, we are only there for a week or so every 2 or 3 months, so can't wait to move over permanently to get really stuck in !.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other suggestions: Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan). Hyppophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn). Perhaps Arbutus unedo (Killarney Strawberry tree)?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Other suggestions: Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan). Hyppophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn). Perhaps Arbutus unedo (Killarney Strawberry tree)?

Yes, indeed, unedo would be nice, the strawberry tree- but it'll be expensive to get many of them Smile I just set one this spring and it is growing nicely... Hopefully it'll be a success

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this topic. I planted a copse of trees about 20 years ago now. It was quite successful. One mistake I made was to plant shrubs near/under the trees so as I would get privacy sooner. This made the trees grow too tall and weak as they were striving for light. I would suggest growing the trees on their own in groups. Birches look very well planted in a group. Best of luck with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windfalls. Its a nursery run for, and by people with learning difficulties. I went there today and their selection of plants are superb and all in beautiful condition. They sell mostly perennials and each plant varies from 3.50 - 7.

The HSE Rural Training Centre (Tel 094 9042127) is located off the Humbert Way, Ring Road, Castlebar.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely agree with Margo, they have lovely strong plants and are so helpful. I got enough herbs to fill two large tubs last year for 15, they have all done well.
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