Category Archives for Hedging

FUCHSIA as a Hedgeplant

FUCHSIA as a Hedgeplant (D = deciduous leaf losing) In mild or seaside districts, fuchsia makes a flowering hedge that is really decorative rather than merely useful. Fuchsia magellanica, 2 to 5 ft. This plant is particularly well-known in Cornwall, … Continue reading

12. November 2012 by admin
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FORSYTHIA as a Hedgeplant

(D = deciduous leaf losing) Makes a decorative and informal hedge, and provides a welcome splash of colour in early spring. Forsythia intermedia, 5 to 7 ft. Provide some support for the young plants by stretching wires tautly along the … Continue reading

12. November 2012 by admin
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FAGUS (BEECH) as a Hedgeplant

(D = deciduous leaf losing) Fagus sylvatica (common beech), up to 10 ft. Makes a graceful tree when allowed to grow naturally, also makes an excellent hedge and can be very closely clipped. Small plants 1 ft. high will grow … Continue reading

12. November 2012 by admin
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Artemesia as a Hedgeplant

Artemesia as a Hedgeplant (Deciduous) Artemisia abrotanum (southernwood, lad’s love, old man), 2 to 3 ft., frequently planted as an internal hedge or as a border to the herb garden. Its fragrant foliage is soft and feathery, pale silvery-green when … Continue reading

08. November 2012 by admin
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Different Types of Hedges for the Home Garden

Most gardens benefit from having at least one good length of hedge, whether to provide shelter from cruel winds, privacy, a background to a herbaceous border or quite simply because a good hedge well-kept is a joy in itself. The … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Using Conifers to Make a Hedge

To my mind a good conifer hedge cannot be bettered; being evergreen of course it is able to protect a house or garden from the onslaught of winter weather and it can be most useful as a screen for privacy … Continue reading

31. August 2011 by admin
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How to Create an Imaginative Hedge

Standing out from the crowd Carefully thought-out hedges make a garden look attractive and professional, whether they define the boundary or divide the garden internally. A hedge can be simply a decorative, temporary screen or a dense barrier. There are … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by admin
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Topiary Hedging

Topiary Topiary is the name given to the very ancient art of clipping shrubs into ornamental shapes so that they can be used in gardens as focal points or eye-catchers. Topiary can vary from simple cones, pyramids or balls to … Continue reading

24. April 2011 by admin
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Hedging Plants Recommended for Gardens

Recommended Hedging Plants Aucuba japonica Evergreen with large laurel-like leaves, light green or yellow spotted. Grows well in shade. Plant 60-90cm (2-3ft) apart. Grows to 2m (6-1/2ft) high. (Boundary hedge) Beech Deciduous but retaining its russet brown, dead leaves in … Continue reading

24. April 2011 by admin
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Sheltered Hedging for Exposed Gardens

Filtering the Wind In very exposed gardens, and especially near the sea where salt-laden wind can be a problem, it may be impossible to make a garden without providing a windbreak. The most effective is a belt of evergreen trees … Continue reading

24. April 2011 by admin
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