Planting a hedge

We have been busy planting ‘whips’ to form an informal hedge for a customer who has needed a natural barrier from the road.

Having installed a coppiced Hazel wattle fence, it seemed appropriate to use new Hazel plants in front. They will grow tall, and offer catkins and nuts as they mature. The local area is testament to these native plants growing well.

Field Maple has been planted in front of these, in a staggered row. They will be clipped as the plants mature to encourage a dense attractive hedge. The leaves will change colour through the seasons.

Although, we actively encourage the care of wildlife in the garden, we have needed to protect these young and delicious ‘whips’ from the local ‘pesky wabbits’!

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