Posted: 19/04/2014 at 22:58
I've just had a Cornish Hedge built - its like a wall with large stones held together with soil.
Now I'm OK with looking after and planting up such when I have access to both sides - but this is a boundary hedge and the farmers half is not accessible and obviously covered in ivy/nettles (and hawthorn/blackthorn - which is OK) which will creep over to my side of course.
I was wondering what I could plant/sow (apart from wild flowers) on my half that would be vigorous enough to cover my top half and at the same time suppress the unwanted? Now I know that Ivy and the like is good for wildlife - there is plenty of that on the farmers side - and I want it to remain that way..... I don't want to resort to chemical sprays .... just something to give good ground cover and maybe evergreen?
I suspect there is nothing that will do it? - maybe 'wild' geranium/vinca - any other ideas please?