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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Roadside hedge Reply with quote

Hi
When building our house the front hedge was removed, we are now left with a land bank about 4 foot high with a fence ontop. What would be a good hedge to cover the land bank? We would like all year cover but I am not a fan of the normal laurel hedging. It would be nice to have something native and natural looking
The road has cattle on it most days which will cause problems as I said we have a fence on top so a fence on the bottom would look terrible. I was thinking of putting 2 rows of railway sleepers by the road to give a defined boundary and stop the cattle from walking up on the bank.
So any ideas?

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whitethorn with a bit of Guelder rose interspersed
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but would that look very bare over winter, exposing the bank?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe beech then, which would hold on to its leaves through the winter.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Do you have any pics? I was thinking more on the lines of ground cover and mixed planting like you would see around car parks and council areas..with a bit of imagination it could have colour all year.....failing that you could get natural hedging (hornbeam blackthorn etc) There are shrubs which cows might leave alone...escallonia,berberis (although no guarantee if they are hungry)
A thin wire fence might help while the plants are establishing and can be taken down later. Don't plant yew though..it's poisonous to cattle...

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I just had a read through [url]http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about204.html[/url] and I think either the year round or flowering evergreen hedge is what I am looking for.
If I plan a mix of these on the bank it should turn out nice.

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I am finally getting around to planting this hedge. It is going to be inside a roadside wall and I want it to only grown to about 1M high.
The link I posted in my previous post sounded good, I liked the idea of the below. Can anyone give me an idea of how much I should order of each for a 40M hedge? I would also appreciate some tips on which to group together.

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Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea
Cotoneaster lacteus
Pyracantha
Escallonia
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
Viburnum opulus
Tamarix ramosissima
Forsythia intermedia 'spectabilis'
Philadelphus 'Virginal',
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward'
Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the above would be either native or natural looking in a rural setting, How about planting a Yew and getting a bit of money for the clippings.
http://www.friendshipestates.co.uk/yew-collection/yew-collection.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Greengage"]None of the above would be either native or natural looking in a rural setting, How about planting a Yew and getting a bit of money for the clippings.
http://www.friendshipestates.co.uk/yew-collection/yew-collection.html[/quote]

Hi
thanks for your recommendation, no offence but I I am not too sure about Yew, I would prefer to have a mix of plants rather than one.

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