Whether your garden is a huge or a humbly small one, growing hedge plants is an excellent way to bring charm as well as get privacy. Hedges make for wonderful natural walls, separations or borders for a garden. Hedges don’t always have to be prim, well-trimmed and formal. If you have a creative spirit and crave for something more rustic or relaxed, you should try something unconventional to create a beautiful look. A useful tip – when planting your hedges always ensure to dig the holes deep enough for the plant to be at the same level as it was when in the pot.
Instead of choosing a single type of plant to plant all along the row, choose different varieties. Mix them
up and plant them alternatively. Examples of hedging plants perfect for this type are hawthorn, hazel,
dog rose, blackthorn and holly. These plants are perfect when planted during autumn. Since it’s meant
to be rustic and wild, you don’t need to trim them very often. Once a year should do the trick. These
types of hedges also provide food for wildlife. If you like helping the fauna in your surroundings they
make for perfect hedges.
If you prefer a neat prim garden then regular hedges are right for you. Yew, boxwood, privet, barberry,
hornbeam, hawthorn and beeches will make excellent hedges. You can directly buy the plants from a
good nursery and easily plant them on your own. To keep the plants in a clearly defined line dig a trench
instead of individual holes to plant them. If you are planting a second row of them align them in
between the plants in the first row so that they will have enough space to grow.
You can also use hedges as protective barriers against wildlife intrusions. Especially the thorny plants
such as blackthorn, field maple, hawthorn, hazel, holly or dog rose – the ones you would use to make a
rustic wild hedge – also double as barrier hedges. Or instead, if you are looking to be more decorative
try using flowering thorny plants such as various types of roses. Be sure to prune them during spring
when they start growing well to encourage thick bushy growth.
Moving on to the much prettier type of hedges, the flowering ones – if you are looking for something
that boosts the decorative look of your garden or just simply want something that nourishes your soul,
you must try the flowering plants. Lavender doesn’t need introduction or any sort of recommendation.
It simply is one of the most beautiful and fragrant of all hedge plants. Roses, of course, have nothing to
compare. Goldfinger or Potentilla Fruticosa is a beautiful yellow flowering plant that you won’t regret
planting. Forsythia has the lushest yellow bloom. As with every other hedging plant prune every year to
encourage thick bushy growth and remember never to cut the old wood.
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