Hedge Plants mid tier


Mixed Farmer
South West
I've got 1100 m of hedging to go in for Mid Tier, what's anyone's experience on best plants to use and sort of price to be paying per plant (2 year transplants)



I wouldn't plant much blackthorn as it suckers like buggery. I would go mainly hawthorn with a bit of dogwood, field maple, hazel, guelder rose, crab apple as a good wildlife hedge, but best bet is to look at some local old hedges and see what grows well.
It's a hedge not an attraction , do you work for NE ?
I have found that above about 1000 feet, Blackthorn really does not do, so up in the hills, quick thorn definitely. I don't know how many rabbits you have, but I can't stand spiral guards, as after a few years they need taking up to stop them becoming micro plastic waste, I would say the same about laying a plastic mat below the hedge plants. I do neither, and the hedges grow really well, in spite of what the "experts" may say!

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...