Sara is currently walking around like a half-closed penknife, having spent most of Saturday planting our new native hedging.
We wanted something natural to replace the damaged two-rail fence that had surrounded the vegetable plot and, having used native hedging at a previous property, thought we would give it another go.
Once again we bought the hedging plants from Wiggly Wigglers by mail order. Last time we used them, we had 100 plants and only one failed to grow, so we are hoping we we will get the same sort of success rate from the 125 plants we have put in this time.
This isn’t instant gardening, you’ll need to revisit this blog in a couple of years time to see any significant progress, but if last time was anything to go by, it’s worth the wait.
18 months on, and the hedge has really got away well. We’ve been trimming it back, allowing it to thicken up but keeping the height under control.
There is roughly a three year gap between these photos. The photo on the right shows the hedge after cutting, at its highest it reached to the top of the arbour seat.