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Planting a hedge - help!



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,371

    Brummie -image I know....I'm naughty too...image

    marshmello - they often turn brown because people cut too far back into them instead of taking just the new growth off. They do need maintained properly from the start. The hedges were already there when we bought the house and our ground was very wet because of the natural water supply so they thrived there- they made a good impact at the entrance but we had other hedging elsewhere and tons of wildlife areas. As I said, your site and conditions determines what you put in. Holly, pyracantha or berberis would be my choices for evergreens.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • We had inherited leylandi hedges on left and right of garden and then kind neighbours planted one across the back making three. We removed the left one last summer which was a huge job but I feel I can breathe again with space and now have lovely fenced border which I am slowly populating with smaller plants. Would strongly advise against planting a conifer hedge of any type. Other evergreen shrubs like laurel or holly as suggested are available.

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