1 foot wide/30cm wide narrow hedge
In order to get a driveway done I have to ensure a certain percentage of the front garden is planted, which has led me to consider several ideas.
One of the obvious ones is a thin hedge along the boundary with the neighbour but by thin it needs to be really thin. I'm talking only 1 ft/30cm thick and 6 feet tall; this is because any thicker and the car will brush against it.
It's a north-east facing garden and gets maybe 3-4 hours sun from spring to summer. What will grow nicely in that tight space and can handle tight clipping? I've looked at previous discussions by other people with similar requirements but couldn't find a conclusive answer. Some people suggested Yew but I read you shouldn't plant it closer than 5 metres away from a house as it can damage foundations. Laurel and privet apparently look ill if kept thin.
I wanted to orignally put up trellis and grow climbers but I think that's illegal as fences are supposed to be 1 metre tall near a road. Or maybe I should just grow a 2ft high shrub hedge that also runs under my windows, preferably one that produces lovely berries for the house sparrows.
Here is my plan to help visualise what I'm talking about - area B is an established rosebed