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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?
...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...
it is Salino. we must be missing something here. The right answer perhaps
...you usually have all the right answers nutcutlet...however, you may be excused on this one..... otherwise I fear you will nominate 'Knotweed'...!
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
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.
...stepover apples be nice... something to munch on..when you trip up..
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.