Living Hedges

Story Title: Living Hedges
TX Date: 29th September 2018
Presenter: Steve Wood

If you’re looking at planting a living hedge in your garden, it is important to make sure that you know how to cultivate the plant

  • Be careful when selecting the type of hedge for your garden. The viburnum tinus is an excellent choice of hedge, as it is a fast-growing plant, and will stay dense and bushy from the ground up
  • Pay attention to your plant density. Planting 3 plants per metre will create an excellent effect, giving you a natural screen in the least possible amount of time
  • It is important to make sure you are properly fertilising your plants. Applying a controlled, slow release fertiliser every 5-6 months will double, perhaps even treble the growth rate of your plant
  • This is a variety of plant lends itself to being grown from cuttings. Tip cuttings of about 10cm, taken in mid-spring and planted in the ground will develop roots in just 6-8 weeks time