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happymarion

Lavender makes a beautiful hedge and bees love it. Fuchsia ditto.  A mixed hedge of native shrubs and trees is there for centuries and a benefit to mankind.

Kate Bradbury

If you're planting a big hedge, a mixed, native hedge is a great idea, as happymarion2 suggests. Make it an 'edible' hedge too - grow your own hazelnuts, sloes, rosehips, crab apples, elderberries and wild pears. Anything you don't eat will be eaten by the birds in winter, while the flowers will provide a long season of pollen and nectar for insects.

Kate

HELP PLEASE.

CAN I MAKE ROSEHIP SYRUP FROM THE ROSE BUDS THAT I HAVE COLLECTED WHILST DEADHEADING MY FLOWERING ROSES I DO YOU MAKE IT FROM THE WILD RAMBLING ROSE BUSHES THAT YOU SOMETIMES SEE IN THE HEDGEROWS??

MANY THANKS

Fairygirl

You need the hips from roses - not buds, R's Mum. The red fruits that form after the flowers are finished.  Is that what you meant? 

Not sure if it's only dog roses that you can use, but someone who's done it will advise   

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