We recommend planting bare root plants at 5 per metre in a staggered row 40cm apart. Hedges planted in a staggered row will form a thicker hedge faster. Planting in a single row I would recommend 3-4 per metre.
Pot grown hedging slightly different. The size and habit of the plant as well as the pot size will determine the appropriate spacings. Advice on spacings of large plants can be given by a member of our team. In most cases we recommend planting 2 per metre.
We recommend planting boxwoods at 4-5 plants per metre to form a formal hedge.
A bare root hedge can only be planted when dormant, so anytime between November and March.
Anytime of the year, as long as the ground is not waterlogged or frozen on the day of planting.
You can trim most hedges throughout the year, although you should avoid trimming during the birds nesting season between March and July.
Yes, we would be happy to price up your planting scheme. Please contact us to discuss.
Unfortunately there is no easy way of suggesting how much water a hedge will need. It changes from hedge to hedge. Under watering will cause the leaves to burn, and if not caught quickly enough, the plants will die. You only need to get this wrong once to undo all the hard work put in. On the other hand overwatering can be just as serious. This can cause the leaves to droop and the plants to decay from fungal or bacterial rots.
Your new hedge should be kept clear of competing grass and weeds. To keep these under control I would recommend using a bark mulch which will help retain and offer some protection.
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Yes we do! We have an experienced team here that can undertake hedge planting. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your planting needs.
The easy answer to this is to clip/prune the young hedge to promote thickening. Different specimens require different types of pruning. Please contact a member of our team to discuss.
The best hedges for screening which ensure the most privacy are all typically evergreen hedges; Laurel and leylandii are fantastic, fast-growing hedges that will give you splendid coverage in no time. Yew is also a classic and charming hedge for screening and although it isn’t as fast growing as both above it is shade tolerant and will do extremely well in north-facing positions. The Common Holly ‘Ilex aquifolium Alaska’ is a splendid hedge for privacy with thick, vigorous growth remaining a beautiful shade of dark, gloss-green throughout the year also doubling up as an effective intruder deterrent.
There are a range of fantastic hedging plants for the front garden; Box (Buxus sempervirens) will form a brilliant neat small hedge to line path- and driveways while Yew and privet will give you a more substantial hedge that can protect your home from roadside pollutants. Our flowering shrub hedging also makes a wonderful and unique type of hedging for example our flowering Camellia’s or why not try our Choisya varieties (Mexican orange blossom) which its rich fragrance.
For wildlife the best varieties of hedging plants are native species such as blackthorn, holly and hawthorn, all of which providing welcome shelter and food to our native animals. You can grow a wildlife hedge which consists of several of these native species in a single hedge We have specifically formulated wildlife hedging category, which, for ease of purchase, is sold pre-mixed, by the metre.