Landscape & Garden Design
Re: Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging21
Aug 05, 2009 12:53 am
The ones pictured have grown to that in around 5 years I'm pretty sure. It may even be less than that
Re: Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging22
Jun 13, 2011 10:36 pm
A stilt hedge is not quite the same as a pleached hedge is it.
Look are ficus ok for stilt hedging or not. They look great, thick glossy leaves, nice white clean trunk, grow tall. Are the roots going to lift up the row behind the fence like all the books say they do? Why do the councils use them as street trees everywhere if they have the most aggressive roots.
please educate on other suggestions that have a similar look.
Re: Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging23
Jun 15, 2011 1:38 am
The techniques are much the same.
Not sure why all the questions about ficus? Just don't bother with them. The risks far outweigh any possible benefits.
Re: Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging25
Jun 15, 2011 10:15 pm
Because all the top landscape designers use them and they look far better than other options.
I don't like lilly pilly, could use pyrus except it's deciduous.
Ficus are perfect for Hedging and Pleaching because you are controlling them by clipping. You will find that the root system will never go beyond the drip line so you never have a problem. The myths about root invasion are put out by xperts: who like to be dramatic and suck people in!In one of our houses that we lived in we had four Moreton Bay Figs and never had problems because they were Topiarised.
Re: Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging27
Jun 17, 2011 5:24 pm
Sorry Topiarius but to me I can't disagree more.
Re: Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging28
Aug 17, 2013 9:29 pm
I'd like some suggestions for good trees to use for pleaching in pots. The aim is to achieve approximately 2.5m in height.
This is the site below. My block is 12.5m wide and the rear fence is 1.8m.
I'm planning to plant cordylines and other grasses in front of the trees.
The rear of the house will face NNW (just west of North). The property is located in the Hills District of Sydney so gets summers 40+ and winter night-time temperatures down as low as -2 degrees. I'm planning my landscaping whilst twiddling thumbs waiting for council approval.
Viewing from above, the position of the rear fence in relation to the house is shown below:
(clothesline will actually be against the side fence and not a rotary clothesline as shown)
The challenge that I have is that I have a 1.5m wide stormwater easement. I understand that means I can't plant screening trees in the ground. That means the trees will need to be in pots. Aim is for 5 trees, each with a canopy approximately 2m wide.
The questions I have are:
1. What evergreen or semi-deciduous trees do you recommend? (something not too messy in terms of dropped flowers)
2. What is the minimum recommended depth and height of the pots?
3. Is 0.75m from fence to tree trunk sufficient? ( as you can see I will have a small yard)
4. How long for trees to reach say 1.8m in height?
(Assuming a 600mm height pot, that would give me 0.6m of screening above the fence line )
Along the 4-5m of side fence on each side, I could put bamboo (carefully) in tubs. Much like this - what Bamboo would be used here?:
(last image is from http://www.secretgardens.com.au/landscape-design/planting-for-privacy-part-2/)
Build thread: here
Land Nov 12, Contract 6/07/13,
Consent 15/08/13, Start 20/09/13, Slab 25/09/13, Frame 4/10/13, Brick 21/10/13, Roof 2/11/13, Lock-up 17/12/13, Handover 3/3/14
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