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What are the best hedges for scent and fragrance?

Spring is the perfect time to sit out in the garden, admiring the daffodils and enjoying the smell of freshly mown grass.

But did you know that one of the additional benefits many hedging plants offer is fragrance?

To add another sensory element to the atmosphere of your garden this spring and summer, consider growing one of the below hedges.

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How to grow a pleached hedge

What is pleaching?

Pleaching is a landscaping technique that involves planting a row of trees, usually in a straight line, and weaving the branches together along a support framework to produce attractive living fences. This technique has been used since the late medieval period and has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years in the form of hedges on stilts.

What are the benefits of pleached hedges?

As pleached hedges are reasonably robust, they offer the same benefits as a tall stone or wooden fence would, such as providing privacy, acting as a windbreak, and creating a sound barrier. However, the natural beauty and versatility of hedges makes them the superior choice when it comes to embellishing your land. Read more

Popular alternatives to laurel evergreen hedges this winter

Evergreen hedges are a popular choice in many gardens. The resilience and beauty of this foliage brings a number of benefits to your green spaces. Its dense formation and characteristics not only provide a natural all year round border, it also acts as protection against wind, dust and noise pollution, and its often dense branch structure can create an effective deterrent and discourage unwanted intruders.

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Beyond leylandii hedges – alternative evergreen hedge options

Most homeowners like privacy in their garden and home, and many search around for the perfect hedge to create screening. But purchasing evergreen hedges isn’t as straightforward as it may sound and there are a growing number of cases where neighbours are falling into disagreement around over-sized leylandii hedges blocking sunlight or reaching across boundaries. […]

Beech hedges for winter colour

Beech hedges are native to Britain which is why they grow so well in most conditions and soil types that we have. One of the many great things about the plants is their wonderful colour, all year round. They’re a semi-evergreen plant, so they have beautiful vibrant green foliage in spring and summer and, when autumn comes, they retain their leaves and turn to a lovely golden copper shade. Read more

Consider lavender for low level hedges or borders

A lavender hedge can add style, class and a wonderful scent to your garden. When most people think about hedges, they think about dense, green borders, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
low level lavender hedge outside property

Lavender hedges are perfect for creating low level hedges or borders.
Depending on the plant variety you choose to go with, the plants can grow up to 3 feet in height. With evergreen leaves and stunning flowers from mid-spring to late summer, it will be a beautiful addition to your property all year round. Read more