Hi has anyone any idea about appropriate hedging types to suit a south
east facing aspect outside a Georgian 3 storey town house? I have no
idea what is in keeping or where to start with gardening archives for
1752 onwards. Also do hedges ever come into Grade II listings?
Many thanks for any comments.
Thanks for your reply. We're in a conservation area nr Evesham. The
house is SE facing but having not been here long I'm not sure of full
weather conditions. Certainly seems sunny and exposed.
Hi Gingko, As its a conservation area, just check that there are no
covenants or restrictions regarding hedges etc but normally, ifr you
only want it about 4ft high, i think you will be ok !! All those
mentioned would be totally hardy in your area. The next decision you
have to make is how fast you want it to grow ?? because if you choose a
relatively quick growing species which will give you your hedge more
quickly, the downside of that is that to then keep it to 4ft, you need
to be trimming it more often. conversly, if you choose a slower growing
species, the maintenance element is reduced but, it will take longer to
achieve your 4ft height ??
Regarding the shape, i think that is really a matter of personal choice.
another species which was in vogue was of course bay, and personally a
straight square bay hedge would be very much in keeping and if you
really want to go to town (and expense) you could add standard bays
within the hedge (trimmed as balls) to stand above the hedge as a real
feature !! One each end and, depending on the length some within the
actual hedge wouls look very stylish and very in keeping. Anyway, have
a look around your area and see if anything grabs your fancy that others
have done. It really depends on your initial budget and how you feel
about the maintenance of it ??
hope this helps, Lannerman.
Then there is Crataegus laevigata "Midland Hawthorn", a plant respected
for its thorns as well as an extremely valuable medicinal herb. It is
used mainly for treating disorders of the heart and circulation system,
especially angina. Western herbalists consider it a 'food for the
heart', it increases the blood flow to the heart muscles and restores
normal heart beat. This effect is brought about by the presence of
bioflavonoids in the fruit, these bioflavonoids are also strongly
antioxidant, helping to prevent or reduce degeneration of the blood
"When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the
Hi Gingko. The biggest consideration is the size that you need it to
grow too but if your not looking for anything too tall then green box
(Buxus) would be very much in keeping. For taller hedges then green
holly was popular but maybe not very practicle due to it dropping sharp
leaves !! Other plants that would be in keeping would be Yew, Portuguese
Laurel, green euonymous, and at a push even plain green grisellina but
as I say, depending on how high you want it to grow too and how much
room you have will determine which one would be best suited, maybe you
could let us have more details please !!
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