I live in the West of Belgium, about 15km from the coast. I've acquire
a cottage a few years ago and after restoring that, now I'd like t
renovate the garden.
I'm having a bit of trouble choosing a suitable evergreen hedge for on
side of the garden (no drainage), adjacent to a field (with drainage).
would really prefer to plant a yew hedge but I'm not sure that it'l
survive in the soil I have.
The soil is clay (heavy clay about 80cm-1m deep). In winter it's rathe
moist without ever having standing water.
Where the hedge should be, there are also some maple trees, severa
willow trees and in the center of the lawn a few walnut trees. They al
seem to do fine. They've been there at least 40 years. The willow tree
a lot longer even. I don't know if the presence of these trees benefit
to a better drainage or not. A lower level of water in the ground maybe
I don't know.
Does anyone have a yew hedge in similar soil?
Do you have any suggestions?