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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: your main garden challenge Reply with quote

just wondering what sort of challenges are facing people in their gardens - the sort that seem like squaring a circle, or just seem too big to tackle?

in our case - we bought a house three and a half years ago and have been making good progress on the back garden. the front garden is a reasonable size for a suburban front garden, and the previous owner had it planted with australasian plants, but just arranged in a line following the walls, and they've basically just merged into one hedge.
however, the front garden faces onto a busy road (with several bus routes going past the house) so my wife is extremely reluctant to do anything with the 'hedge', even to go in and do some much needed pruning. i'd love to start again with the garden and do something a bit more imaginative with the way the plants are spaced; but that'd involve taking the hedge out and that's a major stumbling block at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had a few bob you could plant a mature hedge in the Autumn,
We got some from Instant Hedging I think they were called.
As for me I have a large Birch tree, its full of Aphids at the moment Today i want to remove it tomorrow I want to keep it, If it fell I would be happy solve all my problems.
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