Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:30
I love a mixed hedge and it's more appropriate to a traditional country garden.
Beech and hornbeam are native to the more southern parts of the UK. I don't know how they do further north, someone will know. I have hornbeam in 2 aspects and it doesn't cope well in the one that's exposed to full sun and prevailing wind, though I think the soil is poorer and drier there as well and that may be the biggest problem