Posted: 11/02/2015 at 12:27
Steve, get rid of that box hedging. Too contrived, too much space occupied, too much maintenance, takes nutrients from the soil and generally looks silly
these hedging systems belong to an era where labour was plentiful and cheap and when such whimsical ideas were for show rather than anything else.
As for adding to the value of your property I think the opposite is true.
There is a large estate garden not far from me. collections of all sorts of plants, including ceanothus (some were in the process of dying off) lavendar and others . The owner expressed frustration at the increasingly poor display and the "datedness of it all. For me a far more beautiful natural garden could replace this contrived ...not natural....horrorshow.
Nothing like a a veg patch that is open, easily cultivated and practical.