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Hedge choices

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:42

Great.  Thanks; although I had no intention of sparking off a debate about good parenting! I do like Yew, but understand the concerns; although having spent my childhood wandering around National Trust properties, I never remember seeing piles of toddlers at the base of Yew hedges.  I imagine young children are closely watched up until a certain age anyway, whether there are Yew trees around or not, and as mentioned, there is a key educational piece that is required; but I know nothing about plants or parenting!  Yet undecided, but will get there over coming days (or weeks.)  We would go for the bareroot option for cost, and I think we'll have to wait a few more weeks for those.  We're not so keen on beech, although it is lovely in summer, the rusty colour leaves in the winter doesn't quite work.  Will keep you all posted.  Thanks again.

Hedge choices

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 13:43

Thank you all for some really useful advice.  Box and privet seem like fairly safe bets.  The other aspect is that we have a really poor level of bird life, and are hoping this will pick up into the winter with feeders out etc, but a hedge offering berries may also help.Thank you again.

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Posted: 07/10/2013 at 21:44

Hello! My wife and I have recently moved into a small terraced house in Bath and are looking to plant a hedge across the garden for a screen and partition effect.  The garden is 16ft across, is East facing (back to house) but gets plenty of sun during the day.  What type of hedge would anybody advice?  Yew would be nice, but advised against if children could be on the scene in the future.  So we thought about; Loniceras Nitida, Cotoneaster Franchetti and finally Pottisporum 'Stephen's Island.'  We would only want it to be 3-4 ft high, but to have decen volume.

Any thoughts from people with knowledge? Thank you.

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Hedge choices

Advice on type of hedge to have. 
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