Thank you for your answer, we will wait until the autumn as you suggest, we have never planted a hedge before and your advice has given us the confidence to go ahead with it, we will be doing as you adviced. Thank you.
Many thanks for your reply, you have given us some options and we really appeciate your advice. We have very heavy clay soil, and if Hawthorn will grow in it that would be our choice. We had not considered Hawthorn and had forgotten how pretty it looks in spring. Thank you.
Any suggestions please, We are removing a brick wall and would like to replace it with a suitable plant to make a hedge. The hedge would be north facing. Would ideally like a fast growing plant.