Is it a hedge or is it a fence? By pamwhittle Posted August 5, 2012 In Uncategorized Is it a hedge or is it a fence?2012-08-052017-11-08https://thecaley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/caleylogo-resized.pngRCHShttps://thecaley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/harlow-carr-willow-fence-0031.jpg200px200px 0 I have spent a lot of time looking at hedges and fences over the past year and whilst this would not have been suitable to replace the 50metres of leylandii hedge, I do like it! pamwhittle Recent PostsOpen Garden – Sunday 18th AugustIn Flower Now – Annual MixesPainted Lady ButterfliesJapanese Garden at Cowden – event Showing 0 comments Richard August 5, 2012 Log in to Reply A fedge? It would have been a lot easier to build than a fence but it wouldn’t have blocked the veiw of the lorries! George Anderson August 5, 2012 Log in to Reply While I like the pattern created by the willow stems I worry about what happens in winter when there are no leaves on the twigs. Perhaps a hedge on Tsuga heterophylla would be worth a try for your Leylands replacement. Western Hemlock makes a good hedge and is capable of withstanding the frost and wind. There is a very good example at RBGE planted back in the 1960s I think. Worth a thought. Cheers George P August 5, 2012 Log in to Reply Too late – we put a real fence. Come out and check it out sometime! Richard August 12, 2012 Log in to Reply But we are covering it. We already have apple trees, raspberries, loganberries, clematis and wisteria planted. Not sure how the wisteria will fare here at 220m! Josh August 16, 2012 Log in to Reply What a great effect! That would make my garden look amazing! How did you do it 😀 Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.