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The front garden

Completely labour saving with a thick bark mulch and ground hugging conifer (Yew I think).
Last but not least the lovely bark of a Silver Birch.



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Just love the Silver Birch the daffs look lovely planted around its base!

30 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely whats at the front spilling over the stones Mad?

30 Mar, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Its Aubretia Drc. Yes the daffs do look nice down at the base and I love the Silver Birch too. Thank you both.

31 Mar, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Just noticed the awful lean on the water butt. Oh well it still works.

31 Mar, 2010

 

love silver birch.

31 Mar, 2010

 

The silver birch really stands out.

25 Apr, 2010

 

Your ground hugging conifer could be juniperus chinensis:)

2 May, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Okasia, I think (after looking in my RHS book) it is certainly Juniperus, but 'Horizontalis'. It spreads over a wide area, about 10ft in this case, and really is an ideal weed suppressor.

4 May, 2010

 

hard to tell more - from that distance - but isn't horizontalis just few inches tall? In Poland there was a trend to grow mostly conifers, so that's why I thought about chinensis. It is taller than horizontalis, branches more layered - and it is wonderfull for keeping weeds under control, I agree:) Or it could be j. x media as well. There is just to many to know all of them:) and I am thinking about one behind the birch - it seems like there is quite few of them there:)

4 May, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Ared we looking at the same one Okasia? The one I mean is hugging the ground. In the foreground is the aubretia, then to the right of the daffodils is the horizontalis. The higher one further on grows widthways like mad, it is always needing to be trimmed back.

5 May, 2010



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