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analogmusicman 09-19-2012 05:08 PM

what to do about this bush?
 
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this is a ""honeysuckle" that's got to stay. it was planted maybe 30 yrs ago on a "raised" piece of ground but now we've removed the rotten "railroad ties" that served as a retaining wall and this has left the bush with over a foot that used to be underground and is now above ground. anybody got any ideas what we can put around the bottom of the bush to both hide the uglyness and to protect the now exposed roots?

tnx,

Pianolady 09-19-2012 09:15 PM

You could build a planter box around it. Any chance you could dig a large hole and bury it deeper?

analogmusicman 09-19-2012 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Pianolady (Post 1013305)
You could build a planter box around it. Any chance you could dig a large hole and bury it deeper?

yeah,a planter box would work. of course, it would rot out eventually, but since my "assistant" and I are "seniors", we'd have departed this "veil of tears" by the time it does that. :thumbsup:

analogmusicman 12-03-2012 01:28 PM

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ok, I took "pianolady's" advice and built a planter. unfortunately,the redwood 2x4's I got at HD for the top trim was wet and shrunk so my nice,tight.45 deg. cuts are 1/2 in. apart! :(


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