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  Topic: evergreen plant id
crol

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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:36 pm   Subject: evergreen plant id

I believe your shrub /tree is a Pittosporum sp
One I have never seen before.
Compare it to Pittosporum eugenioides variegatum.
I would love to see a close up pics of your flowers when they are fu ...
  Topic: evergreen plant id
crol

Replies: 9
Views: 8574

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:43 pm   Subject: evergreen plant id
thanks honey monster!

i think you are right on the firethorn and (having pruned it) i would agree on the vicious part.
  Topic: evergreen plant id
crol

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:35 pm   Subject: evergreen plant id
thanks silver surfer!

the cotoneaster looks spot on but i'm not sure about the thorny one.

we saw some pittosporum in tullys nurseries today but the largest were about 30cms.

if we wanted to ...
  Topic: evergreen plant id
crol

Replies: 9
Views: 8574

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:24 am   Subject: evergreen plant id
thanks silver surfer.

i will send in some pictures when in flower.

we have another pittosporum near this one with smaller leaves and darker branches.

we have some thorny tress between the pit ...
  Topic: evergreen plant id
crol

Replies: 9
Views: 8574

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:24 pm   Subject: evergreen plant id
we have this evergreen plant in our garden and wanted a similar evergreen plant for another corner.

what is it and is it a shrub or a tree?

thanks!

crol
  Topic: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
crol

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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 6:40 pm   Subject: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden

I would say two things though, all your choices are slow growing so you wont get the immediate effect unless you buy fairly mature trees that are a few years old already, secondly do NOT plant a wil ...
  Topic: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
crol

Replies: 12
Views: 12451

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:16 pm   Subject: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
thanks tagwex.

do you have any thoughts on what trees to plant to add some screening over time?

from reading the forums here, it sounds like italian alder/silver birch/willow/ash might be approp ...
  Topic: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
crol

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:21 am   Subject: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
A lot of shadows there that are not helping the drying out process but that cannot be helped. Am also wondering if you have a hard pan and/or subsoil has been brought to the surface.

hi tagwex,

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  Topic: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
crol

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:06 am   Subject: screening trees/shrubs for a sunny soggy garden
We are just finishing up a bungalow renovation in North Dublin at the moment.

The back garden is just topsoil at the moment (pics attached).

During the build we discovered that we have quite a h ...
  Topic: What are these two trees in our garden?
crol

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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:01 pm   Subject: What are these two trees in our garden?
As I found out to my cost (see earlier post re Scots Pine)! Even the needles can be a darn nuisance if too close to a house. They clogged everything and even got into the engine compartment of the car ...
  Topic: What are these two trees in our garden?
crol

Replies: 20
Views: 19863

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:03 pm   Subject: What are these two trees in our garden?
Hello and welcome aboard.
The conifer shouldn't cause a problem as it has a tap root. The variegated something or other (someone far cleverer than I will identify it) might be a problem. Either way i ...
  Topic: What are these two trees in our garden?
crol

Replies: 20
Views: 19863

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:52 pm   Subject: What are these two trees in our garden?
Neither should cause a problem re subsidence they dont look very big.
I would not worry. But then your not paying me as your engineer so dont sue me, Laughing

Thanks for your help Greengage.

It ...
  Topic: What are these two trees in our garden?
crol

Replies: 20
Views: 19863

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:03 pm   Subject: What are these two trees in our garden?
Hiya,

These two trees are in the garden of our new home and are close to a large extension we are planning to build.

Do you know what they are and if they would present any subsidence issues?
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