Looking forward to Autumn

by | Aug 14, 2019 | Uncategorized

New Season Hedges

With the slightly cooler weather this summer and some much need rain.  It has brought our hedging on nicely this year.  Last year was so hot the plants did not grow much but this year they have put on some brilliant growth and a lot of them are going to be ready for a new home earlier than they have ever been before.

Looking forward to the new seasons hedging, this year we have changed some of the mixes on our Mixed native hedge troughs.  Mix 4 is now including Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra) and mix 5 has lost the spindle and replaced it with Hornbeam to give a mixed hedge that has a mixture of evergreen and leaf retaining plants in it to give more privacy through the winter while retaining the diversity.

Mixed Native Hedging
Mixed Native Hedging https://www.hedgeplants.com/product/mixed-native-hedging-instant-hedge/

As usual our Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) troughs have grown really well and are looking very dense even for a 1 year old trough.  These will give a great start to a hedge and even at this young age will give great structure to a garden.

Carpinus betulus 1yr Trough
Carpinus betulus https://www.hedgeplants.com/product/carpinus-betulus/

If you are looking for an evergreen option we have a range of options form the ever popular Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia), to the classic English Yew (Taxus baccata) and the pale green Griselinia littoralis (a brilliant plant for the seaside and more sheltered inland areas).  All of these are available in a range of sizes. 

Griselinia littoralis https://www.hedgeplants.com/product/griselinia-littoralis/

If you think that evergreen might be too over powering in the darker winter months  we have a range of deciduous hedges that include the Hornbeam as well as the stunning Green and Purple Beech both of which go a lovely copper colour during the winter months adding superb warmth and colour to a garden. 

Fagus syl. Purpurea
Fagus syl. Purpurea https://www.hedgeplants.com/product/fagus-sylvatica-purpurea/

All of the new seasons hedging of these and other varieties will be available to buy from the start of September and though the coming planting season.