Planting a British hedge
This is the ideal time to plant a hedge The purpose of this hedge within our garden design is to:
- create a secure boundary between the pond and the rest of the garden (to safeguard little people)
- create a wind barrier
- grow a natural bird nesting site
- provide a source of pollen and food for wildlife
We have researched this and will be following advice from the London Wildlife Trust by planting a combination of native plants.
We have prepared the planting area, removing all trace of couch grass and weeds, we have also uncovered yet more concrete :(
String has been placed across the area. The hedge will be planted in a criss-cross diagonal pattern about 50cm wide with a bare-root plant positioned every 25cm along the length.
We have chosen a mixture of Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Dog-rose to form the main 70% then Field Maple for 25% and Blackberry for the remaining 5%.
Once established we may add some English Ivy to provide some evergreen cover within the hedge.
All planted up, now to watch it establish.