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Can anyone please give me some feedback on what would make a new evergreen hedging as a divide between two houses. Currently I have a lovely display of bamboos but they have grown too well and the neighbour is complaining.
Ideally I want to grow to be at least 6ft tall.
Holly is a good suggestion - prickly but not too prickly to cut, berries, wildlife friendly and it looks great. I have planted siome young plants and they have grown more quickly than I expected. I think planting a new hr=edg will be a lot easier than digging out the bamboo!
I wonder if you would like laurel, mine is now eight feet high and makes a lovely background 'wall' to a border of colourful perennials and only needs trimming about every eighteen months.
i have Lonicera nitida hedges dotted all over the place. Very quick growing and easy to maintain. Only drawback needs clipping every 5 6 wks, but not a difficult job if hedge is straight.
Thank you all for your advice. Current thinking is that either I go for a hooly hedge or I will go for a berry wildlife hedge with elder, sloes etc. Whatever the choice will look great, give the wildlife a good feed and not having to cut out the bamboo runners will be a great saving.