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What shrubs to plant around trees?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: What shrubs to plant around trees? Reply with quote

Hi all,
New garden (one acre) and we have recently planted approx 25 trees at the front of the site. Beech, birch and oak. The ground is pretty heavy around them and we also have a stream snaking through to a pond at the end. I am wondering what types of shrubs would be good to plant? Many thanks.
John
Ps I have ideas for the pond and have started to plant around it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am trying to upload some photos but get an error saying "Tried to upload empty file"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the pics bigger than 1mb in size individually as that is our limit, Sceach?

Full info on how to upload here... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about32.html

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acidic soil or alkaline soil?

Japanese Laurel would be good. Never gets out of control unlike ordinary Laurel and stays a nicer colour in shade. Suppresses weeds.

Viburnan Tinus.

Vibernum Davidii.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, the soil is acidic.
I am not sure the size of the photo I was uploading but will try one under the 1mb limit.
I am trying to load a photo from an iPad if that makes any difference?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acidic soil. Rhododendrons. Big variety of heights & colours.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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