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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: beech hedging in a narrow strip Reply with quote

I'm planting a green beech hedge around my house in the next two weeks. I have plenty of space on one side but on the opposite side I have a strip between 2 and all feet and 3 feet between the kerb of the drive way and a timber pailing fence.
Ideally I'd like to plant a staggered double row for a dense hedge but I possibly can only plant a single row.
Is it possible to plant a beech hedge in that width of a strip and if possible would the roots do any damage to the kerbs in the future.
Any help would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you plant a double hedge, remember beech hedging are Beech trees that are pruned and kept small, I have a single beech hedge and it is 1 metre wide and have seen them 3/4 metres wide single row only so my advice is do not plant double row in ten years time you will look back on this and agree, I have beech hedge planted near kerbing adn wall for 25 years and no damage so It should be ok.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's perfect. I was going to plant a single row until a lot of garden centres were telling me to plant a double row. I always assumed once you pruned them right they'll fill out anyways.
How close would you recommend spacing each plant. I was going to plant a foot apart.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go for 2 feet apart, and sure why wouldn't the garden centre want you to plant a double row, its double the sales, Lucky you didnt know me when I was in sales,Ii would have sold you the plant, peat moss, manure, stake, tree tie and If you were really gullible a shovel and watering can, there's very little money in the plant unless it dies and you have to buy another.
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