Hedges are trees or shrubs which are planted close together to form a continuous row of foliage. They are usually cut to maintain a particular shape and height. Visit our Hedges page for more information.
- Choose healthy plants either bare rooted or container grown
- Clear the ground of all weeds
- The addition of organic matter or fertilisers is not required unless the soil is particularly sandy
- Water the plants well before planting
- Plant at regular intervals in holes big enough not to constrict the roots
- Water in well and apply a mulch to help retain moisture and keep down weeds
- Some species benefit from being pruned immediately after planting, check the label for details
- Shoots should be reduced to about 10cm
- Most deciduous plants should be reduced to about one-third in the autumn after planting
- Evergreens and informal hedges should not be cut-back until they are at least a year old.
Unfortunately we don’t have any hedges on our property. Here are some examples of plants which make great hedges.
|Fagus sylvatica – Common Beech
||Pyracantha Red Column – Firethorn
||Taxus baccata – English Yew