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Best plant / hedge for coverage or screening a beach garden?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:26 am    Post subject: Best plant / hedge for coverage or screening a beach garden? Reply with quote

Hi,

We recently moved into a house that is on the beach. At the moment there is a 3 ft wire fence between us and the neighbours. I was wondering could any recommend a good hedge that grows in very sandy soil, that would give screening from the neighbours. Something that wouldn/t be too monsterous or too much work. Ideally I'd love something that flowers at some stage and have a nice smell!

Any help would be much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Best for coverage in a beach garden? Reply with quote

paddi22 wrote:
Hi,

We recently moved into a house that is on the beach. At the moment there is a 3 ft wire fence between us and the neighbours. I was wondering could any recommend a good hedge that grows in very sandy soil, that would give screening from the neighbours. Something that wouldn/t be too monsterous or too much work. Ideally I'd love something that flowers at some stage and have a nice smell!

Any help would be much appreciated.


Your main problem beside the sea is not the sand ........ but the salt spray , this does far more damage . However there are lots of plants that are quite happy there

Olearia
Choisya
Escallonia
Cordyline
Phormium
Lavendula
Tamarix
Fuchia

Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Best shrub for hedging in a coastal beach garden Reply with quote

Hello paddi22,
Welcome to Irish gardeners.
We'd all love to see some pics of your "beach front propertys" garden as it progresses.

Try this plant, I think it suits most of your needs.




Rosa rugosa 'Roseraie de L'Hay'
This shrub rose is an upright, bushy shrub with thorny stems and bright-green, wrinkled foliage.
In summer and autumn, it bears clusters of richly scented, velvety, deep crimson flowers. It is good for use as a Hedging/Screen and copes with an exposed aspect.
Rosa rugosa 'Roseraie de L'Hay' is deciduous, but it creates such a thicket that screening is still present.

Ultimate height is 1.5mtrs, with a similar spread.
Time to achieve this approx 3 to 5 years.

Plant in moist but free-draining or free-draining soil in a sunny position.
Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses.
It tolerates most soil types including clay, sandy, chalky and loamy.
It requires a moist but well-drained soil.
Soil pH tolerated are Acid, Alkaline, Neutral.

Light required is full Sun

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a million for that help, .Am just back off holidays so hadn't got a chance to check. the garden is a disaster at the moment and its quite large so at least I have somewhere to start now with those ideas!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, paddi22.
Keep us udated as to how you get on.

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