Posted: 22/02/2017 at 10:53
I dont like leylandii but im not sure why its a lot of work? A fast grower you mean? I think it may restrict what you can put in front of it sam 92, i have seen how dry the soil can be.
I have used a number of online hedging sellers - treesandhedging, beechwood 3fatpigs. They are cheap and ok. I think you will find evergreens dont normally come bare root, or at least mine didnt. Homebase have some leylandii for £6 each and a decent size for that, worth a look. I think 60-90cm apart but take advice from the supplier.
Laurel is ok, not very interesting. for evergreens, i myself went for holly, you get some much prettier varieties, and good for birds.