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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
That's interesting KS, and good news for you.......I thought the fungus had spread fairly widely throughout the country by now. I keep hoping my own escallonia hedge might eventually develop resistance ! Probably a foolish hope, I know.


That's OK, Sive. You can have some of mine.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you KS but it would be mad to replant any here ! Interestingly enough, even though my escallonia hedge is essentially bare just now, it is producing flowers !
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Do you like privet?

What about firing the whole lot out and planting with either Laurel or Escallonia?

Just a thought.

The Privet replaced a lovely Escallonia Macrantha that completely died from fungus and the 2 hard winters we had.I wouldnt advise anyone to plant Escallonia.Ive tried a few garden centres(with cutiings) and none know of an evergreen privet (like the one I have)does anyone know of a good garden centre around Limerick/Tipp/Clare that would be able to help?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

none know of an evergreen privet (like the one I have)does anyone know of a good garden centre around Limerick/Tipp/Clare that would be able to help?[/quote]

Try Alleys in Dundrum, Co. Tipp. Go down to the back. More privet than you could shake a stick at.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rang Dundrum and no joy,I tried the centre in Croagh and they said they recognise it and will get it in after taking a cutting off me.Her`s a pic of the berries that are currently on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:17 pm    Post subject: Privet hedge? Reply with quote

I was thinking of planting a privet hedge this autumn for privacy . My back garden is very long and narrow. On one side the neighbours overlook us even with a boundary wall. The wall has a pathway along it with my narrow garden to the side. I was thinking of planting a privet hedge along here so i can make use of my garden without being overlooked? Would privet be a good option? I was also considering putting up some mesh and climbers as the garden is very narrow. How much can you trim privet. Could it be kept at a spread of 2 foot? I could possibly still plant some climbers in pots and put trellis against wall too in addition to the hedge. I was also considering bamboo put i'm not sure.
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