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nutcutlet

How many for the money, I can't see that anywhere

Last edited: 24 October 2016 19:08:26

Very true, ive bought plants off ebay before and most have thrived. It's just such a big purchase for me and would be put off if they turned out to be duds. all part of the fun i guess.

Its for 35 plants nut

Fairygirl

I personally wouldn't. I'd use one of the reputable online specialists.

At least you'll have some insurance if they all turn up dried out and useless.  

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hogweed

Somewhere like hedgesdirect are the same price and more reliable. And guaranteed. 

thanks all for the replies. Hedges Direct are selling similar size bare root plants but for £1.30 ish more per plant. I did message the seller and they said that they had purchased too many when planting their hedge last year and had planted these spare plants while they found a place for them but decided they didnt need them hence the sale. Thoughts gardeners??

Cambridgerose12

I'd only get plants off ebay from a proper nursery--many smaller ones do trade there and sell good quality plants. The main issue with any hedge is that you want a set of uniform specimens otherwise the mature hedge will look very irregular as the clones grow at different rates. So, in my opinion it's worth the extra investment up front, but you will need to take good care of them--they can suffer invisibly in the following summer if not sufficiently watered, and then some units may die off.

Another thing to be aware of is how you want to use your hedge. Yew is not so good if it is going at the back of a border, for instance, since the roots are toxic to many other plants and you will need to insert a strong plastic barrier about 18 inches deep into the soil to prevent the roots invading forwards. Some other hedging plants are more 'userfriendly'!

hogweed says:

Somewhere like hedgesdirect are the same price and more reliable. And guaranteed. 

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I have bought from hedgesdirect, not yew  but other mixed hedging and it was all good quality, well grown plants and of the sizes stated.  I would recommend them.

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