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Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 112
I was suggested by one of the members on here dovefromabove to plant Carex Evergold in the gaps I had,I didn't follow her instructions fully and only planted 3 on each side for now, but I am still very pleased with result,hopefully I can add things later on,thank you ever so much to dovefromabove and all members who help to inspire others 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,417
    I’m glad you’re happy with the effect. 😊 

    Don’t forget to give them plenty of water. They’re thirsty plants. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,291
    Oh that's good @Zahid_63c - I'm sure I posted on your other threads about your border there. I think we generally thought 3 would be enough for the space you had. 
    Glad it's working so well for you   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 112
    Yes I'm happy with result
    When is best time to water in the day? 
    How often and in which season?
    The brown dead leaves do I snip them off or pull out? 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,291
    Ideally, if it's hot, water at night as there's less chance of fast evaporation.
    Carexes are sedges, and therefore like plenty of moisture, so you'll need to keep them well watered over the next few months, when autumn/winter will take care of that. In a raised bed it's even more important because they drain more quickly.
    They're quite drought tolerant once established though   :)
    Best to wait until spring for doing anything major like dividing, but removing any dead foliage is ok as long as there isn't a lot. However, if there was a lot, it would indicate they were drying out, so more water would be the answer. Snipping off the odd dead bit right back at the base will do no harm.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 112
    I'm not overly happy with my bay trees,just feel they don't give that effect and aren't tall enough
    I will have to stick with them for now or sell them
    Any suggestions on what I could put instead for more of an impact 
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