Our neighbour has a very low fence, so we want to add some heiget for privacy. We also want a habitat for birds and any other wildlife (the previous owner had the whole garden concreted, paved and graveled so no homes or food for our feathered friends).
as such we thought a hawthorn mind with some other bits and bobs would be nice. The issue is the garden isn't huge so we'd ideally like the hedge to be no deeper than 18inches. We want it to grow to about 5 feet high. ( I don't really want privet - the front garden is surrounded by the stuff which I like, but want something else in the background.
Is this possible, or does it have to be deeper? How long does Hawthorn take to grow? Can anyone recommend where to buy plants? I've seen some good deals on Hedges Direct website. the local nursery I normally buy plants from doesnt sell what I'm after.
It would run almost the length of the garden. The stones at the top will be replaced with turf later in the year.