Hedging solutions to suit requirements
Whether you prefer a manicured hedge, or something more informal, our range of hedging plants should have something to suit you.
Our range represents excellent value, with our laurels and “red-robins” proving particularly popular, and whether you want a wind-break, security, or just a cosmetic feature we will be able to help and advise you on the perfect plant for you.
Advantages of Hedging
Hedging in your garden can provide additional useful features, depending on what your needs are can affect the type of hedging you need. Here we’ve give examples of the uses of hedging in your garden. If you would like to know more or have a question just let us know
Security & Privacy
Thorny or spiny hedges are tremendously off putting to burglars. Particularly where your boundary is vulnerable, think about Hawthorn, Pyracantha and Berberis.
It is thought that crime rates are lower in green areas and even that people are inclined to drive more slowly down a hedge lined street.
The overwhelming reason to plant a hedge is to provide shelter from winds. Unlike a wall or fence, which divert the wind upwards over the obstruction creating turbulance, a hedge filters and calms it, which leads to improved air circulation and the formation of a sheltered microclimate.
In the garden, this gives better growing conditions as a result of warmer soil.
Hiding & Displaying
We don’t all have great views from every window and a hedge can quickly mature to whatever height is appropriate to block the view of rubbish bins, washing lines, compost heaps, or ugly buildings. This is particularly useful if you need a high screen, when the cost implications of walls and fences becomes even more persuasive in favour of hedges.
The dark background of an established hedge can help to focus the gardeners’ eye onto the plants in the foreground. Hedges are used by garden designers to help enhance a view and herbaceous borders are shown to best effect in front of a hedge.
All hedges require maintenance but fences need to be painted, panels need to be replaced when rotted or wind-damaged and ok, yes walls don’t need a lot of maintenance so even we will admit that a wall’s got the edge over a hedge when it comes to low maintenance.
Think carefully when choosing a hedge about the maintenance requirement – our products section specifies the frequency of clipping needed.
Why not visit and view our range of hedging available
Hedges, fences and walls all provide boundaries around our gardens, but hedges have many advantages over the man-made alternatives
You can hang a bird feeder off a wall, but it doesn’t compare with providing a Hawthorn hedge with luscious red haws in autumn, or the berries on a Spotted Laurel, or Pyracantha or Holly. And beneficial insects love Lavender, Oleaster, and Hawthorn. As well as feeding the birds, butterflies and insects, hedges give shelter. Always check that fledglings have left their nest before clipping your hedge. The occupied nests of all wild birds are protected by law.
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