Replanting hedge , what would you plant

Discussion in 'Rural Diversification' started by Surgery, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Surgery

    Surgery Member

    The wife’s been wanting to lay a hedge for a while which we got the grant towards , we do need to patch up sections and reading the gov paperwork we need to use 3 species ,of coarse we will plant hawthorn but what else have other planted to make a nice hedge which is within the guidelines given.

    Who are the best to buy it through as well.

  2. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    We use Buckingham nurseries, not the cheapest but usually decent plants plenty of choice I like the not so common species such as common buckthorn and spindle. After planting many metres of hedging I would avoid dog rose which makes the hedge look very untidy and blackthorn which suckers everywhere eventually leading to lots of punctures.
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  3. tepapa

    tepapa Member

    North Wales
    Hazel and I'd put a few blackthorn in. Blackthorn does make a good hedge if not left to go wild.
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  4. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    Cherry plum is a good alternative to blackthorn - similar looking, doesn’t sucker and cherry plums are good to eat unlike sloes
  5. HarryB97

    HarryB97 Member

    Hawthorn, Dogwood, Blackthorn,Purging Blackthorn & Dog rose to name a few, make sure you avoid any elder!
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  6. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    Do not use hazel just goes up.
    Quicks, blackthorn,spindle, pear, crab. Dog rose
  7. Can anyone shed some light and advice on hedge planting, I have a 30 foot gap I want to plant with something native a mixture of all sorts I guess, was previously home to some evergreen monstrosities, all now cut down and stump ground out.

    Thank you in advance.
  8. Y Fan Wen

    Y Fan Wen Member

    N W Snowdonia
    Holly and beech?
  9. solo

    solo Member

    Have a look at farm forestry website for ideas of mixes and supply costs. I have used them over the last decade for bare root hawthorn which I have been very pleased with.
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  10. 30ft Bit of a short run for different types ....imo...why not just go for one type ...keep it even and simple...
    . Hornbeam are tough and fairly quick to a decent height brown leaves will stay on in autumn/winter like beech ones do.
    Starts growing in spring far earlier than beech
    Trims nicely to a coarser type formal hedge or let grow up for a taller but manageable screen/windbreak if required.
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