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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Leylandii anyone? Reply with quote

Leynadii anyone?

This has got to one of the most mis-planted plants for all time.

I will stand up for it and say that when it is well maintained it makes a super hedge. Lovely and dense.

But this is the exception rather than the norm, everyone has saw many a Leylandii hedge all straggly, bare, burned, patchy and more.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My spelling is absolutely shocking!

Abologies everyone. Spell check would be great on this - GPI can you organise this!? with urgency!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GarethAustin wrote:
My spelling is absolutely shocking!

Abologies everyone. Spell check would be great on this - GPI can you organise this!? with urgency!!!!!


You can use the edit button above your post to rectify the misspellings in the title and post body.
There is no spell check on the site at present, so I suggest you cut and past your reply into a WORD document, that will show up the misspellings for you, and correct them.
It works for me, I think Confused .
Except for the Latin plant names, that is a whole other days work. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leylandii should be banned or limited by law to 5 or 6 feet as in northern Ireland.I have had major hassle with neighbours who allowed their hedge to grow to more than 25 feet ,cutting out all sun in Winter in my own garden
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maryrose wrote:
leylandii should be banned or limited by law to 5 or 6 feet as in northern Ireland.I have had major hassle with neighbours who allowed their hedge to grow to more than 25 feet ,cutting out all sun in Winter in my own garden


I believe to ban them outright is a tad too harsh.
Thats a slippery slope, where next we might then possibly ban high pollen plants, then thorny plants, and so on.
Who knows where it would end.
Education is the way forward as long as people listen and learn.
First lesson... x Cupressuscyparis 'Leylandii' is a tree and not a shrub, It creates a screen not a hedge.
Don't try and battle nature by planting it with the hope it will grow quickly to 6ft, screening you, then stop or slow down its growth.
It will not.
Like many trees it continues to shoot upwards and outwards.

Eventually reaching 60ft tall at a rapid growth rate.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: my new Leylandii Reply with quote

I've planted a row of Leylandii along the side of my back wall garden in the hope of growing it quickly to form a screen for privacy.

Our back wall is about 5.5 feet tall, and can easily be looked over. We've been having problems with kids jumping over it & vandalising any new work (planting) we do in it.

While I can appreciate people hating the plant for the above reasons, our planting of it will not block anyone's light (we're on a corner site). I think it is the best plant for our immediate needs. We have Pyracantha in the front garden, and that simply does not grow quick enough.

What do people think? am I right or wrong?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i`ve planted this tree but i`m rural and woulndnt plant it in a town,i needed a screen as the builder built up the land next door 3 foot higher than my bungalow,and their rottweiler jumped down into my garden and i`m terrified of them,and if you stand in their garden you can look down into my dads bedroom and into my kitchen,so for me it was a good choice,i will cut it when it gets to 9 foot,
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was out cutting leylandii back about five or six days ago (while wearing a tshirt), and within a few hours, the skin on my forearms started to get itchy, and they're still slightly itchy. i've since read that the foliage can be a skin irritant; just a word of warning for anyone who might be cutting it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I know someone who reacts badly to Leylandii and in fact if a neighbour burns his Leylandii clippings, she has to close her windows as the smoke triggers an allergic reaction in her breathing.
I think she told me there was a link with plasters.....if your skin reacts to sticking plasters you put on a cut, you may be allergic to Leylandii too. One of these silly little bits of information that stays with you. I just hope I remember it correctly.....
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm cutting anything with a hedge trimmer, I wear long sleeves tucked into gloves. It stops anything getting on my skin, and adds some protection if I slip while the machine is running.
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