Posted: 15/11/2012 at 19:08
Thank you very much for the replies.
It's the native hedgerow mix from Hopes Grove Nurseries which includes 70% quickthorn, with the balance from: blackthorn, common alder, green beech, common dogwood, english oak, field maple, guelder rose, hazel, hornbeam, wild privet, dog rose, scotch rose, sea buckthorn, spindle, wayfaring tree and wild crabapple.
Yes, it's the land on the left (the primary school is on the right). The main area of land is approx 20metres x 12 metres x 12 metres and has been planted with bulbs: snowdrops, dwarf narcissi, snakeshead fritillaries, wood anemones and sown with a woodland meadow mix from Scotia Seeds.
I've also got other shrubs and wild roses coming for the main part of the garden. Buddleia, cotoneaster, scallicarpa, berberis, viburnum, rosa rugosas and pyracantha.
This picture was taken in June when I was in the process of digging out all the ground elder. The meadow was sown at the end of August and is starting to show - I've just raked 30 sacks of leaves off it.
We're in Bonnybridge, central Scotland so the chances of it being really hot are distinctly slim but I will make sure it stays well watered.
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