Nice forums some good topics going on here :)
I have a boundary to my garden which is adjacent to a public footpath
approx 50m long. Approx 40m of it has 6ft fencing with hawthorn hedge
at about 8ft tall to the footpath side. The hawthorn runs all the way
down to the bottom but is very thin to the last 30m as it has grown so
tall i.e. 20ft. I have cut all this back down to about 6/8ft but still
this hedge is probably in partial shade due to two large neighbouring
beech trees. I need some privacy to my garden as the hawthorn is hedge
can be easily viewed and passed through. I have toyed with the idea of
planting leylandii behind the hawthorn just to act as a fast growing
screen until the hawthorn picks up (if it does).
I love the hawthorn because the birds like it and it has excellent
security values, but the leylandii sounds good as a fast growing hedge
but the horror stories and the fact its not native make me nervous.
How would these two interact so close to each other i.e. hawthorn and
leylandii 2 ft apart? Does anyone have any thoughts on this being a
good or bad idea?