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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Suggestion for a Narrow Hedge Reply with quote

Hi All - can I please have your suggestions for which hedge to consider. Town setting, back garden along side a 5 ft wooden fence. Gets reasonable sun, wind and I want it to shield off neighbours garden - say approx 8 - 10 Feet. I want a physically thin fence as the garden is smallish. I wan thinking of Hawthorn
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawthorn is fairly vigorous and once it grows taller than the fence your neighbours will have quite a job keeping it trimmed on their side ( so will you ), and may not be too pleased at dealing with the thorns.
It's brilliant for wildlife, but maybe not for neighbourly relations.
How about beech ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks Sive, yes prob right on the hawthorn esp on other side. Would a single row of beech be better to keep it narrow.
Anyone any other suggestions
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A single row of beech would be all you need and even that will thicken out over time, as will all hedges I presume.
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