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Re: Garden hedging

I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions, for someone who doesn't know their azalea from their elbow gardenwise, it's been very helpful.

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Re: Garden hedging

Théière said:

<<Hate is a strong word, may I ask why?>>

It’s the ‘plastic-ness’ of them; that mass of bright red colour, which then turns green

Maybe ‘really dislike’ would have been better, but I do hate them. There’s really not a lot of things I hate, can’t think of much else at all.

Of course there are the thousands of tiny ash saplings that sprout in my garden from the ash trees in the ancient woodland adjoining our garden in the UK; especially those I miss and grow like mad while hiding among bushes then suddenly pop out at the top like truffids........

Edit: we were just talking about next week’s truffle weekend and which restaurant to eat Sunday’s truffle lunch at - my brain managed to combine the two.


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Re: Garden hedging

Fair point Gardengirl, It was a concern that nigh on 100m of red would look too much. Problem is if i use something different to break it up It may look worse!  I will have to look at more google images for ideas Idea [I]

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Re: Garden hedging

You're going to love this, Théière, but round here there are loads of hedges alternating Photinia with.....Eleagnus ebbingeii ;-) They look really good!
Time to put your foot down with a firm hand?
Ah and it's common name in France is 'chalef'
Be alert!! Your country needs lerts.....
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Re: Garden hedging

Our photinia only has its pink, not red, new shoots in Spring, which fade to a paler colour before becoming green.

The worst-looking hedges around here are those which alternate between three different coloured plantings, including photinia, along the hedge, which I think are commonly sold together for this purpose.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

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Re: Garden hedging

There is one of those tricolour hedges up the road. Should I go for typical French! For sure I will be looking much more closely.
Maybe beech and Photinia combo?
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Re: Garden hedging

I think they look as if the owner couldn't make up their mind what to plant.

Many houses, probably built in the 70's, just out of town on the main roads, have rather large gardens containing what are now oversized trees, looking as if they bought one of each that was on offer at the local pepinière, as they just couldn't decide.

But, chacun à son gout.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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