I have inherited an established wild plum hedgerow which attracts millions of wasps, bees, bluebottles etc all through the summer. It is only along one side of my garden which divides my garden with a pathway which is accessed by myself and my neighbours. It is quite good at giving my garden some privacy but really horrible to pass or go nearby (which is unavoidable) throughtout the spring and summer months. If i take it down which would involve sawing the trunks and removing the roots.......huge job......but I would have to, to enable me to plant anything else there so I thought a good idea would be to plant something through it!!! In the hope of killing it off or masking it a little. Does anyone have any ideas about what to plant or any other suggestions on what to do about it before the onslaught of bees, wasps and bluebottles
Thank you very much but it has very very tiny fruits and i couldnt get near due to the bees, wasps and bluebottles, do you think a weedkiller would do the trick and then plant either an ivy or russian vine to smother it
yes i think so they sound like it.....or really seen a bloom and never tasted them....a neighbour told me they were wild plum bushes about 4' tall quite a thick hedge little roundish leaves
Thanks but to be honest ive never noticed much blossom on it, i think its just the leaves that attract the insects.......will take a closer this year
whatever you do don't plant russian vine, wasps love to nest in those....
The leaves look like this but cant ever remember seeing the blossom like this and ive been here 3 yrs now but it still attracts the insects in their thousands
OMG many thanks salino point well noted phew near miss with that then
yep i know lol sorry just not maybe taken much notice of it until the wasps etc arrive lol
if it is a sloe; sloe gin for next Christmas! or sloe wine; a wild plum is realy a Bullace and has bigger fruits than the sloe but smaller than normal plums, also good for wine. Flowers of the blackthorn are a beautiful creamy white. Although I had a bullace in the hedge at previous property I never noticed the flowers.
Bullace blossom is just like a wild plum/damson
Let me get this right. You want to remove an established hedge, which no doubt is of use to wildlife because it annoys you!! Words fail me.
You do not even seem to have established what it is after 3 years. And you say it is only 4 foot high. Most people would give their eye-teeth for a resident blackthorn hedge. And you want either to weedkiller it or smother it.