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Hedging plants in Ireland (size, spacing, flowers and fruit)


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Question about Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' Reply with quote

With Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata', :
1: We live in a very windy spot, near Ballybunion in Kerry, I have several trees that have been damaged by the wing already, is the above plant hardy enough ? and should I protect it with netting for its first few years?

2: When you say 'modeate' growth rate' how long will it take to get to 6ft?

3: Is October / November the best time to plant?

Thanks in advance, this is a big investment and I want to get it right

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Question about Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' Reply with quote

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We live in a very windy spot, near Ballybunion in Kerry, I have several trees that have been damaged by the wing already, is the above plant hardy enough and should I protect it with netting for its first few years?


Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' is really hardy regarding frosts as is shown by its survival over the last two winters when Griselinia and Escallonia have sucummed to frost bite.
'Maculata' is also resistant to wind damage, however to ensure rapid growth in its early year I suggest you install some form of windbreak barrier.

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When you say 'modeate' growth rate' how long will it take to get to 6ft?


Rough estimate...... 4 to 5 years.


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Is October / November the best time to plant?


As a general rule, deciduous plants transplant better in late autumn and winter. Evergreen plants tend to tolerate planting better in early spring. So Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' being evergreen is best planted in spring thus avoiding the winter winds early in its life.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, so leave it off until next march?
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thanks, so leave it off until next march?


I would.
This winter could be another stonker.
Good for a plant to have almost a year under its belt in your soil to allow it cope with the winter elements.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks James , really appreciate the solid advice
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Hedging Nurseries Westmeath Reply with quote

Hi all, this year I took on a project, well, probably a bit more than a project!! One of the elements is a 20ft hedge which I was going to go with Beech, being in a rural area in Westmeath. Does anyone recommend any nurseries in Westmeath (or between there and Dublin) specifically for hedging. I am willing to travel if there is a recommendation that is top notch!!

Also, was considering planting in late Feb, early March and have at this point prepared the trench, i.e., dug it out, removed large stones and backfilled with topsoil and other organic matter - any comments on planting timing?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Daithic, I have, in the past, ordered beech hedging from this nursery :
http://www.derryleatrees.com/

They are in Co Kildare.

It was a few years ago, but I found their plants grew really well for me. I was living in Dublin at the time, and the plants were posted to me and I found their service to be really excellent.
If they are still as good, then I would highly recommend them.
If you have the trench prepared already, I would be tempted to plant the hedge in the autumn, but the people in Derrylea will give you good advice about that.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
Hi Daithic, I have, in the past, ordered beech hedging from this nursery :
http://www.derryleatrees.com/

They are in Co Kildare.

It was a few years ago, but I found their plants grew really well for me. I was living in Dublin at the time, and the plants were posted to me and I found their service to be really excellent.
If they are still as good, then I would highly recommend them.
If you have the trench prepared already, I would be tempted to plant the hedge in the autumn, but the people in Derrylea will give you good advice about that.


Thanks Sive, I may very well do that - save the double work of digging it out later on in the winter! I went to their website and they are either very popular or things have not been updated since earlier in the year as everything seems to be sold out!! I will call them and see whats on offer. Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Hedging plants in Ireland (size, spacing, flowers and fruit) Reply with quote

James you not seem to mention the "English" laurel. Does it actually appear under a more correct name, or is it simply 'unacceptable' for Ireland!!!! Cloonmore
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is wonderful information for a complete novice like me. I will have more questions no doubt - beware!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: hedging Reply with quote

I need to plant hedging in my front garden. I have a very large tree in the middle - 22 ft on one side of it and 15ft on the other that requires the hedging. The drainage of the soil is poor and the area doesn't get much sun due to the large tree. I was thinking of the cherry laurel (prunus laurocerasus) as per your long and very informative post. Would it work in the area as per my photo do you think? - I am a total gardening novice!
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Formal Hedge - Wind Break Reply with quote

Hi There,

I am new to the forum and also a novice gardener.
There is some great info regarding hedges. We have just sown a mixed natural hedge at the back of our house (northish boundary).

My question is regarding the west side of the garden. We need to run a hedge about 60m long and about 10m from the house. We get battered by the prevailing winds so it's main function needs to be a wind break. We are 1 mile from the sea/ocean. The soil is heavyish.

We like to the look of beech, but reckon it might not give us the shelter we want. Some shrubs/trees I have come across are:
Olearia traversii
Eleagnus x ebbengii
Holm Oak

Does anyone have any advice, experience or opinions on any of these?

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Windbreak hedge Reply with quote

Ok Folks,

Since my last post, we have leaned towards the following:
Mix of 40-50% Whitethorn, 20-30% Holm Oak, 20-30% Hornbeam and 0-10% other natives. We are going to go with a double staggered row.

Also thinking about dotting some specimen, larger trees (whitebeam, birch, etc) between the rows.

Any suggestions, comments or opinions greatly appreciated, namely:
Have we the species right
Have we the right mix (ratios)
What big trees should we consider - number, species and mix?

I will post some pics by weekend, hopefully.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try adding some dog rose as well, wonderful hips in the autumn.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sive,

We might just do that. We have planted a native hedge at our northern perimeter at the end of April. It covered about 35 metres. We went with a large mix of:

Whitethorn - 25
Blackthorn - 7/8
Field Maple - 7/8
Alder - 7/8
Hazel - 7/8
Cotoneaster - 4/5
Fuschia - 4/5
Bird Cherry - 7/8
Wild Rose - 7/8
Dog Rose - 4/5
Guelder Rose - 4/5
Spindle - 4/5
Holly - 4/5
Crab apple - 4/5
Rasberry - 7/8
Tayberries and blackberries - 4/5
Black currant - 4/5
Beech - 7/8
Red maple - 7/8

I know it seems a bit of a crazy mix, but we wanted to stay natural, but also maybe have some fruit to eat and make jam - not really sure how the raspberry and tayberry experiment will go.

The 0-10% other natives that I said we might include in our western hedge would probably include one or more of the roses above .I should have some pics posted by the weekend. Will also post how it looks in the Autumn

Cheers
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