I 1994 købte vi den smukke gamle patriciervilla fra 1908 i skovbrynet. Blomster var der næsten ingen af, men det gjorde mig ikke noget. Dengang var jeg nemlig slet ikke haveinteresseret. Men interessen lå åbenbart og ulmede, for da jeg mødte Anne Just, brød den ud i lys lue. Med hjælp fra Anne Anne hjalp mig med det første store staudebed foran huset, og derefter fortsatte jeg på egen hånd. Stykker af græsplænen blev inddraget bid for bid, så der blev plads til flere og flere blomster, og…
Living Willow Hedges • Insteading
Willow cuttings called 'withies' easily root in either water or moist soil. Plant in late winter and come July you'll have a privacy screen.
Creating two levels of hedging by underplanting the raised hedge is a nice twist on the stilted hedge that has become popular with garden designers in recent years. Here we see a formal low-clipped boxwood hedge under the raised hedge of Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. Both are evergreen, creating great year-round interest.
Trees for small gardens: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group, copper beech, is a large tree, but it can be pleached to provide a screen. Tie in young stems to form a framework, then trim annually. Photo by Sarah Cuttle.
Skinny Green Giant Needed
(BennyBeg.co.uk) A neighbor of ours recently cut down NINETEEN (yes, 19) trees in their yard. I am mourning the lush green canopy that was once there. The privacy the tress provided was perfect. I have decided to make lemonade out of the lemons. I am going to refurbish the formal garden at the back of our property. I need to select a "backdrop" hedge that will accompany an old stacked stone wall. Here's the problem: I need an evergreen plant that will take part sun/part shade, grow to about…