By the second summer the plants have formed a solid barrier. Click here to view a mature Contoneater Simonsii hedge. Second summer after planting. Click here to view a mature Hornbeam hedge. Rubus Cockburnianus White-Stemmed Bramble , 2 years after planting.
TREE, HEDGE PLANTING & SCREENING
Instant Hedge - Mature Ready Grown Hedges From Practicality Brown
Or Email Us. Field grown, bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from autumn to spring. We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the season but they can be pre-ordered in summer. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options. Pot grown plants can be planted year round and make a convenient option.
Instant & Mature Hedging
Once established, hedges provide a vital habitat for nesting birds, offer shelter to endangered wildlife such as hedgehogs and can even attract beneficial insects such as butterflies. Plant a thorny or prickly hedge and burglars will think twice before targeting your property too. A hedge can also cost less than a fence to install. The best time to plant evergreen hedges is early autumn.
A hedge or hedgerow is a line of closely spaced shrubs and sometimes trees , planted and trained to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area, such as between neighbouring properties. Hedges used to separate a road from adjoining fields or one field from another, and of sufficient age to incorporate larger trees, are known as hedgerows. Often they serve as windbreaks to improve conditions for the adjacent crops , as in bocage country. When clipped and maintained, hedges are also a simple form of topiary. The development of hedges over the centuries is preserved in their structure.