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15/08/2013 at 17:21

I am looking to buy a low hedge(no taller than 2ft) to cover 18ft in a straight line.

 

I have searched the internet high and wide to find how many i will need to plant, how long it will take to establish and grow and also the cost!

Any advice will be welcome of types and what to buy?

 

Thanks!

15/08/2013 at 18:29

...this forum works in mysterious ways....wonders to perform...

...a thread that seems to be on a loop... it keeps popping up... and popping up again...I do find it quite amusing...

15/08/2013 at 18:32

it is Salino. we must be missing something here. The right answer perhaps

15/08/2013 at 18:37

...you usually have all the right answers nutcutlet...however, you may be excused on this one..... otherwise I fear you will nominate 'Knotweed'...!

15/08/2013 at 18:47

Hiya chris

Can you say if it's sunny,exposed, heavy soil or light soil?  It will make a difference to what you can grow.

Euonymous emerald and gold is an evergreen with bright attractive yellow variegated foliage.  Can be trimmed to 2' easily.  It's slow growing.  I would plant 2' apart.  I also like santolina......silver grey foliage with nice herby smell.  Lavendar in a hot dry spot too is lovely

15/08/2013 at 19:06

Or one of those low bamboos salino. I know some that would make a hedge in no time. 

I think Verdun's Euonymus would be a good reliable choice.

Not my strong point though, garden design, hedging etc. I just want to get as many different plants in as I can. Over 18 feet I could fit in a good number of  small shrubs.

 

15/08/2013 at 19:11

...stepover apples be nice... something to munch on..when you trip up..

15/08/2013 at 19:33

This website is as good as any for advice http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/ but I have never bought from them. I guess your problem is the height limitation. Box and Lonicera are the usual dwarf/small leaved varieties used for short hedges, it depends on what type of hedge you want. Even step-over apples will produce one, if you like this sort of thing, and you can make one from just a few trees if you have the patience.

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