Help with a new hedge
Hi, I would appreciate advice on starting a hedge. Ideally I would like to plant it in a large planter down the side of our drive. I am guessing the planter would have to be reasonably deep (we are going to make our own), so suggestions on depth would be helpful. I am unsure of the quality of the ground under the tarmac drive, so I thought this would be a safe option. I have bought a couple of bare rooted Hawthorns, and have also got a smallish established Blackthorn all in good size pots while I decide what to do. I was wondering if I should have a mix of plants or whether to stick to these two. It would be nice to have something evergreen as well to mix in with it. Wildlife friendly would be a bonus as well! The front garden is west facing, but the hedges will be planted west to east (hopefully that makes sense) so that the long bit will be facing north/south. All suggestions appreciated.