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Hedge recommendation

  • 01-04-2024 5:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭

    Hi all, new to the whole gardening thing. I'm looking for recommendations for a hedge type that would be narrow and dense if such a thing exists. I've a 3 foot wall that I would like to plant a hedge behind that would grow to over it and only be about 1 foot thick. Preferably green all year round, anyone got any recommendations? Tia


  • Registered Users Posts: 174 ✭✭justwhatithink

    I cant advise, I only dabble in gardening. But theres a Facebook page you should join where you'you'll get great advice…Gardening Tips Ireland.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,699 ✭✭✭standardg60

    Yew would be a good candidate there OP.

    Been making a comeback in popularity in recent years, seeing a lot more of it being used in small town gardens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭macraignil

    Box leaf honeysuckle is another option for a small evergreen hedge.

    Happy gardening!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,339 ✭✭✭phormium

    I was going to suggest the above too, Lonerica Nitida as you will see it normally named in garden centres. I have a very nice hedge of this, I would say though it is more than a foot thick, bit hard to keep it that narrow as it matures, mine is about 5ft high but could be cut lower of course. Grows fairly fast and requires a bit of maintenance to keep neat, during summer I would nearly trim it monthly at least to keep it neat, very easy to cut though as small leaves. Very frost hardy, it replaced a grisilinia hedge I lost during bad snow some years back whenever that was.

  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭Thomasirl123

    Prefect, thanks everyone. Off to the garden centre to look at yew and honeysuckle

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,552 ✭✭✭✭Bass Reeves

    OPOany hedge will need to be 3-4 feet in width. A climber/creeper maybe a better option like an Ivy. A goid option might be Virginia creeper. It is very dense and is nearly a foot thick. It will not grow much higher than the wall.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,339 ✭✭✭phormium

    I keep my Lonicera hedge to below 2ft thick, I haven't measured it exactly but it's definitely only around that, I did ensure it was tied in well to the wall when growing so there is no gap there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 924 ✭✭✭okedoke

    I have a bay hedge that i keep around 5 feet tall and 1.5/2 feet thick. It makes a lovely looking hedge