What to grow against south-facing hedgerow?
Hello & best wishes to all I live in a detached house in a rural area, on top of a mountain in Wales.
My study looks out on a south-facing hedgerow against my neighbour's wall. It gets morning sun, but our house makes the hedge shady in the afternoon. Our soil is agricultural and drains well - it feels fluffy in the hand.
I was wondering what types of climber I could plant against the hedgerow so hopefully I can see flowers from my study.
Many many thanks for any advice...
Clematis, deciduous ones which can scramble in the hedge without taking light away from it. Depending on the hedge, plant into it with a bit of winter jasmine?
Also some honeysuckle.
Some rambling roses would grow there too. I've got Dentelle de Malines growing in front of shrubs where it gets very little sun and it still flowers happily and fits in with a rural setting as the flowers are dainty.
DOES THE HEDGEROW HAVE TO BE TRIMMED AT ALL?
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
WOW - thank you so much for all your replies, so helpful to a starting all over again-type gardener... really appreciated
Being in our first year in residence here, I have no idea if the hedgerow will need trimming: still learning about our environment... here are a couple pictures, with and without a mate...
That certainly looks as though it'll need a bit of a trim!
Can I ask another question - if there is a way to identify the plants in our hedgerow?
Hope you don't mind my saying so, but you should remove the net from the fat ball.....maybe invest in a fat ball feeder.
Thank you, Joyce, for the heads up