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Hedge recommendation

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  • 01-04-2024 5:02pm
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    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



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  • 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.

    Slava Ukrainii



  • 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



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