Posted: 07/11/2014 at 11:20
I planted a laurel hedge two years ago to screen off a wire fence which runs along my back garden separating a small field which houses my two donkeys.(The donkeys have no access to hedge due to electric fence on one side) The hedge runs for about 60 yards and is about 3 feet high at moment and very healthy.I intend to let it grow to 5 to 6 feet at most.
What I would like is to plant something in the hedge in order to liven or brighten it up if you will,to break the monotony of the long green hedge running along the side of the lawn.The hedge is lovely in its own right but it is missing something! Perhaps a clematis to grow through it or would that hinder a young hedges growth.Maybe a few American gum trees planted among it to add a bit of colour which I think it needs.
Any suggestions please or would I be better off leaving it be altogether for the sake of the hedges health.