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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:53 pm    Post subject: Not a formal hedge but.... Reply with quote

... would like to plant a line of shrubs (probably all the same variety) which will provide great colour and smell in Spring, summer and autumn (asking a lot i know) and will cover a patch of ground about 10 metres long. Location is west facing which can be windy (inland Co Down so not coastal winds). Location is also in my veg/orchid area of the garden which is mostly hidden from the house by a 1 metre dry stone wall and with it being hidden from the house its very informal and very much in a transitional phase which i enjoy as the rest of the garden which is on show from the house is very formal so to have this space un kept is great . Very Happy

When i say it's un kept i still want the border line/hedge to be neat and not native thorn etc (i know these can be cut but i have loads of native hedging with rosa xx planted through them on other parts of the house/lane so keen to stay away from that option). I have looked online but with so many options its all very confusing and would appreciate some help if anyone is so kind to offer their advise.

Viburnum was one option i looked at (if that helps with my train of thought for this patch of ground)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosa rugosa can make a smashing, easy care hedge.great smells, lovely colours, long season, good in wind.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
Rosa rugosa can make a smashing, easy care hedge.great smells, lovely colours, long season, good in wind.
plus tough as old boots, quick to establish and bright orange/red hips in autumn. Sounds good to me GG.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1149

We have this inter mixed with Dogwood and it is quite effective. Easy to clip and control.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loking for something informal then what about Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Mock Orange (Philadelphus virginal) Wild Rose (Rosa Rugosa)
Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) and Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii). This will give you informality, scent and a bit of colour along with a mix of decideous and evergreen.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some really interesting options here, thank you all but keep them coming please Smile

a mix of mock orange, lilac and rosa rugosa could make a very interesting hedge/row

once done I'll share a photo of them in full bloom Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be lovely to see, Brendan.
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