Chris White2

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Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 14:30

I'm a big fan of these Pyracanthas! I looked at 'orange glow' as suggested - my only question is I'm seeing different growth rates on every website - some say quick, others say slow. In your experience how quickly do these grow? One site said 50cm per year which would be fantastic

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:39

Thanks everyone!

all of your advice is really appreciated

I will look into all of your suggestions

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:47

Hi Salino, thanks for replying, I need around 22mtrs of hedge and to be honest I don't need anything higher than 2mtrs, I just want privacy in the garden. I like the idea of thorny!! I want quite a dense hedge, so I guess I will needs lots of hedge and lots of money... something not too expensive would be nice though! I like the look of Lonicera, but I'd be tempted by something thorny

Hi Buddyboy, thank you, my worry is that I'm running it right up to the house to create a barrier all round, so I don't know how close is too close

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:13

Hi Treehugger80, Lonicera looks pretty good actually! it grows to 2mtrs high, so that is what I need, and it looks like it would survive the dog too!

Sorry - amateur question - I guess using a small hedge like this means I don't need to worry about foundations?

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:09

Hi everyone! thanks for the replies

hedges direct are the ones that actually recommended the Western Red Cedar!
but I thought it might be good to get a second opinion

as i said, my worry is whether my hedges could affect the foundations of the house - I'm not sure how far away I can plant (or what I should plant)...... 

I forgot to mention that the garden has clay soil - not sure if that makes a difference

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:07

Hi everyone, I'm new here but I need some help! I have a semi circle of grass alongside our house that we are trying to screen off and extend our small back garden. I attempted planning permission for a 6ft fence but the paperwork was rather difficult so I am thinking hedge instead since that doesn't need permission (the garden is along a shared driveway). I am in a cul-de-sac, and the garden is popular with local kids and a neighbour's dog uses it for a toilet (killing all of our plants).

I need to completely seal if off with hedge (there will be access through a wall), but I'm a bit worried about affecting foundations, since the hedge will be built up to the house. I have been recommended a Western Red Cedar hedge as one that will grow fairly quickly and is resistant to dog urine.

Is it safe to plant close to my house? (I'm new to all this)

Or would anyone recommend anything different?


Thanks in advance!

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