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Alison Wright
I have an area 300mm wide 4m long between a sandstone retaining wall and a concrete path. Would the Buxus roots cause any problems and be a suitable plant for such a narrow area?
   
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Jessica Nockolds
Hi Alison, Buxus roots arent at all invasive and would be be quite ideal in such a narrow situation. Check the soil pH first to ensure not excessively alkaline by proximity to the concrete. Add plenty of well rotted organic matter into the soil and include a little peat moss if pH is slightly high.
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Jessica Nockolds
Hi Mattb325 -
You are right, The steps are certainly Lonicera but they do show an excellent example of what can be achieved using some of the smaller leaved Buxus. The Spiral could be a Cypress but again shown what can traditionally be done by using Buxus. For the sake of including appropriate images I wanted to show what can be achieved rather than more closeups.
Thanks so much for your tip about pruning in humid weather - it would be devastating to loose a well established Buxus feature planting due to badly timed pruning.
   
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