Bare-root hedging can be planted now and is a cost effective way of creating a hedge. Choose from natives such as Beech, Blackthorn, Hawthorn or Hornbeam along with trees and shrubs for instant structure and definition to the garden, if you can dig into the hard ground to achieve your planting, that is. Hedging is also great for wildlife, particularly nesting birds.
‘Hedges are a better choice of boundary for wildlife than fences or walls, especially if native trees and shrubs are used. Hedges allow wildlife to move about between gardens and other spaces, and provide feeding and breeding opportunities.’ - The Wildlife Trusts.
Pop down to see our bare-root hedging at the nursery and we have a selection on our website too.
Bare-root hedging tips:
- Plant evergreen and semi-evergreen hedges in early autumn.
- Plant deciduous hedges in mid-autumn to late winter.
- New mixed hedges are usually planted at a spacing of five plants per metre. This allows for two rows with plants staggered.
- Do not plant in waterlogged or frozen soil, wait until conditions improve.
Keep new hedges well-watered for the first two years.