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I am looking to buy a low hedge(no taller than 2ft) to cover 18ft in a straight line.


I have searched the internet high and wide to find how many i will need to plant, how long it will take to establish and grow and also the cost!

Any advice will be welcome of types and what to buy?




  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...this forum works in mysterious ways....wonders to perform...

    ...a thread that seems to be on a loop... it keeps popping up... and popping up again...I do find it quite amusing...image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    it is Salino. we must be missing something here. The right answer perhapsimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609 usually have all the right answers nutcutlet...however, you may be excused on this one..... otherwise I fear you will nominate 'Knotweed'...!image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    Or one of those low bamboos salino. I know some that would make a hedge in no time. 

    I think Verdun's Euonymus would be a good reliable choice.

    Not my strong point though, garden design, hedging etc. I just want to get as many different plants in as I can. Over 18 feet I could fit in a good number of  small shrubs.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...stepover apples be nice... something to munch on..when you trip up..

  • This website is as good as any for advice but I have never bought from them. I guess your problem is the height limitation. Box and Lonicera are the usual dwarf/small leaved varieties used for short hedges, it depends on what type of hedge you want. Even step-over apples will produce one, if you like this sort of thing, and you can make one from just a few trees if you have the patience.

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