Privacy hedge

Looking for recommendations for Privacy hedges for coastal cottage in Scotland??? 


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 14,650

    What you plant will depend on whether it is a north or east coast compared to a west or south coast. On the west coast there are many hedges of a quick growing fuchsia (can't remember name) and also hydrangeas.  Have a look at what's grown in the neighbourhood.

    SW Scotland
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,686

    Gorse  image

    That will withstand anything and create a sacrificial shelter belt - you can then plant inside it. 

    And somewhere on the hill
    Inside the past we hear the bells
    Catching only parts of thoughts
    And fragments of ourselves
    Till we begin

  • robbiebradrobbiebrad Posts: 4

    I too vote for gorse.Though it is highly underestimated now.Did you know that earlier it was treated highly by the peasant farmers because of its value? Gorse acts as a shelter for the other plants especially where animals are concerned.image  

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