I own some waste ground that i would like to turn green. The area is
always dampish but gets sun also. There are trees there, odd bramble but
thats about it.
So my question, what can i plant there that:-
Grows very very quickly
is spikey (not essential)
is dense in its structure (conifer - but too slow)
carrys on growing out of control
i dont care what it is (weeds are ok)
doesnt need to look nice
Keeps people off the land
keeps some kind of form in Winter also
i think thats about it
Hawthorn, especially Crataegus laevigata - (Poir.)DC.(Midland Hawthorn )
which western herbalists consider a 'food for the heart', it increases
the blood flow to the heart muscles and restores normal heart beat.
Welcome to the New America.
Assuming UK, sloe A.K.A. blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) could provide some
help and you could always make sloe gin if they survive. If the plot was
dryer and sunny, I'd also try gorse but it probably wouldn't like the
conditions among trees. Then again, it grows all over the border counties
and Scotland so maybe dry isn't that important. Basically, anything native
which might do the job is fair game.
I always like to have fruiting plants when possible, if not for me at least
for the birds and wee beasties. That might mean gooseberry (Ribes
uva-crispa), dewberry (Rubus caesius), raspberries (Rubus idaeus),
blackberries (Rubus fructicosus), and dog rose (Rosa canina) which are all
native to the UK and are thorny and liable to form an impenetrable thicket.
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