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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Low growing Hedge Reply with quote

Hi Guys, I have a new Lawn sowed on one side, and on the other side, i have Veg patch, I am looking for info on some sort of low growing Colourfull Hedging ( 5 or 6 ft high) that will split the Lawn/Veg. the distance is 12 yards. Any advice will be very much appreciated
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

escallonia makes a nice hedge and you get nice flowers on it giving plenty colour. My personal favourites are the berberis family........ beautiful Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's Foxylock, for your help, The only problem i see with those ( they are very nice) they are very fast growing, and it seems as if their's a lot of clipping, to keep them under control, and on the other hand its only 12yds long, yes will def..... think about them, and many thank's again.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful you don't end up shading your vegetable patch.....5 or 6 ft high casts quite a shadow. Otherwise, I would go for hornbeam (on clay) or beech, both beautiful, and clipped once a year.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume by saying 5 or 6 feet high that you want to hide the vegetable garden.

What about Photinia Red Robin? Colourful, doesn't need much clipping and will let air circulate between the two areas.

If you didn't want to go so high, what about a row of lavender instead of hedging?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sive and kindredspirit. Yes the shading could be a problem. I dont know if the Photinia Red Robin, would grow here in my type of soil, in the Midland's. What hight, or how wide would the lavender grow, or is it fast growing ? Many thanks for the help Guys.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi summer
for something colourful pittisporum tom thumb is purple with new leaves green and only grows to about 3 feet or euonymus fortuneii emerald and gold is very slow growing and colourful.the lavender is a great one too
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's forest flame. The pittisporum tom thumb, is fantastic looking, For me its "well worth considering" and low growing as well, It only grows 3ft, but on second thoughts, i think thats probably the right height, for where its going, and wont block the sun from the Veg patch as much.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just googled for lavender and saw this site http://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/english_lavender.html

Gives good detail and pics of various types of hedging.

(No connection to this site.)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's kindredspirit, for the link. Will check it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi forest flame, have you any idea how far -a-part ?, would i have to sow the pittisporum tom thumb's, its just that the distance, that i have to sow is 12yds, and i would like to know how many i would have to get.
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