I was wondering whether a laural hedge would provide a good border hedge? What are the pros and cons, preferred soil as so far I’m getting conflicting advice.
west central Scotland
They make excellent hedges - as long as you have adequate room for them.
They like plenty of moisture and aren't too fussy about soil.
I'm talking about the bog standard cherry laurel.
It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....
Thanks that’s good, I’ll spend more time looking into it. I especially like the tone of the leaves.
Rossendale - Lancashire
Not the easiest to trim though , the leaves are to broad for hedge trims so end up tearing them . But other than that they make a fast evergreen hedge. Other plants like beech - yew and others make better hedges