Planting a climber half a foot away from small conrete wall?
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Planting a climber within 1 foot from small conrete wall?
Hello, I have planted 5 varieties of Hedera Helix to create a hedge/screen on a 21 feet trellis fence for my front garden. The trellis is raised against a small 2 feet tall conrete wall that existed as my front garden boundary. My lawn extends very near to the trellis/wall fence, just over 1 foot away from the fence wall. So I had to plant the climbers say about half a foot away from my trellis fence.
My Neighbor says that sooner the roots might hit the conrete base of the wall and the plants might have a problem. He also said that one should always plant atleast a foot away from the wall. But I have a lawn at foot's distance.
When I planted them, I had dug about 3 quarters of a foot deep and mixed compost with the soil, filled it up, added a bit of bonemeal and and then planted the climbers. When I digged the whole I didn't hit the concrete base.
Do you think I should replant them a foot away from the wall/trellis fence? If you think I should replant then could you give me an advice on what's the best way to dig out the planted plants without damagaing or disturbing the roots?
- 16 Jul, 2010