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Conx's Garden


Genus: Carpinus.

Species: Carpinus betulus.

20 hornbeam for hedge at front of garden. Planted 2/5/11.

Site originally had fir tree species which had become tall unsightly and un-mangeable. Removed and site cleared 2.5.11.

Reminder - as agreed with John Roe (Woodsman) aim to keep hedge when grown to just above chest height.

Trim July 2012 - specifically take top growth out to encourage bushiness.

Leaves turn a golden yellow in Autumn, then brown and stay on the plant throughout winter. Moderatley vigorous.

During first Spring and Summer water well (once a week) during dry periods.

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