Cherry laurel gets yellow leaves – what to do?

Yellow leaves on cherry laurel are a fairly common occurrence, usually more annoying than really worrying. Learn how yellow leaves are formed and when to do more than just cut them off. Wrong location or wrong soil? Actually hardly conceivable, because cherry laurel gets along with both sunny and shady locations, but it does have a…

Column juniper, rocket juniper – planting, care and cutting

In addition to the slim shape, the gray-blue needles of the columnar juniper catch the eye. In addition, it reaches a height of up to 8 m, with a diameter of no more than 0.80 cm to 100 cm. The rocket juniper is therefore very popular in creative garden design, either from a specimen plant or in…

Hawthorn, hawthorn hedge – planting and care

Hawthorns (Crataegus) are popular shrubs or small trees for gardens, mostly near-natural gardens. There are around 200 to 300 species, but only a good 20 in Europe and only three in Germany. These are very similar and can hardly be distinguished from a layperson. They are the single-fluted hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), the double-fluted hawthorn (C. laevigata) and the…

European beech, European beech hedge – planting, care and cutting

The common beech is an extremely robust plant with a fascinating autumn color. Their pruning tolerance and their bushy growth also make them interesting as a hedge plant. Some of the leaves of Fagus sylvatica remain on the trunk until spring, which means that they offer a special privacy screen in your own garden even in the…

Popular fast growing hedge plants

Popular fast growing hedge plants

A hedge does not always have to be really high so that you can no longer look over it. This is often not recommended at all, especially within a garden. It is ideal for delimiting individual sections and creating spaces. Fast-growing and evergreen hedges are the most popular, but deciduous plants should also not be left out. Advantages…

Loosestrife – care & cutting of Red Robin

Loosestrife – care & cutting of Red Robin

Medlars do not grow very compact, rather loosely. A good hedge takes a few years. The shoots move nicely in the wind, which is decorative and rustles and rustles pleasantly. The small flowers in summer add to the value of the plant. Sometimes there is also fruit. Medlars often have many thorns. That is why birds love hedges and like to…

Arborvitae – Thuja Smaragd – planting, care & cutting

Arborvitae – Thuja Smaragd – planting, care & cutting

The tree of life impresses above all with its evergreen foliage, although it is actually needles, because it is a coniferous plant. In technical jargon they are called scale leaves because they really don’t look like needles. Thuja emerald also shines with its great color. The name says it all, the green shimmers in an emerald color. It looks…

Privet hedge – privet care, cutting & propagation

Privet hedge – privet care, cutting & propagation

The common privet (Ligustrum vulgare), the only one indigenous to Europe, is a deciduous plant. The black-green privet (Ligustrum vulgare ‘Atrovirens’) is better suited as a hedge, as its leaves are retained on the plant until the new ones develop in spring. The winter green privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), which originally comes from Japan, is also suitable as…