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What to do/grow at the foot of Leylandii hedge?

A few ferns, scruffy st John's wort, angled periwinkle grow under the hedge. Wondering if there is a solution to make it look 'neat and tidy'? Plants? Gravel edging? Desperately need some ideas!

( too costly to remove/replace it but it has good points - It  encourages birds, wildlife and is a good pollution/sound barrier to some extent)


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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,809
    A good edging and a layer of bark  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fairygirl said:
    A good edging and a layer of bark  :)
    What sort of edging?

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,809
    Brick, timber, stone. Keeps the grass edge neat. 
    Or you can just cut the grass edge and dig down a bit deeper to give a slight 'trench' effect. The bark makes it look tidy and suppresses weeds etc.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Fairygirl said:
    Brick, timber, stone. Keeps the grass edge neat. 
    Or you can just cut the grass edge and dig down a bit deeper to give a slight 'trench' effect. The bark makes it look tidy and suppresses weeds etc.
    Thank you.  I would have to try fitting a weed suppressant membrane though, the ivy and periwinkle within the hedge are never ending!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,809
    That's because they'll grow where very little else does  :)
    You could always weed kill the ivy if it makes life easier. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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