Posted: 11/09/2014 at 14:33
I'm growing a crab apple hedge. Blossom for bees and other insects in spring and fruit for the birds in autumn as well as pretty autumn foliage. Its not too expensive if you buy them bare root in the winter.
I think I used hedgenursery.co.UK. Worth a look at their website for some inspiration and ideas if nothing else, as they have lots of information about the characteristics of all different types of hedging and suitability for different situations.
Hope that helps. I know I spent ages agonising over what to get!