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Questions tagged [hedge]

Closely spaced shrubs and/or trees intended to form a barrier.

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Is it possible to revive this hedge?

We've lived in our house a little over a year, and over time it seems like the hedge out front has gone from a healthy green to a grey / brown. I have to admit that I'm a bit of a novice when it comes ...
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Red Berry Pyracanthaspleas

Please can you advise a suitable Pyracantha with Red Berries to form a hedge which would be under a window height of 4 feet. Thank You
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Best plant to provide barrier hedge

I need a good hedge plant that can act as a barrier between back and side garden. The area can get a lot of wind and gets late sun. At present there is ivy that has been there for years over a ...
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When to trim ivy-full hedge to avoid bees and wasps

It's early October in the UK, and my mixed garden hedge (some box, some hawthorn, lots of accidental ivy) needs the top trimming off. Unfortunately for some reason this year the ivy is attracting a ...
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When are the best times to prune or trim leylandii?

We have a row of quite mature leylandii trees as a privacy screen which we wish to have shortened and trimmed, to turn into more of a hedge. Part of it was already done this summer but when are the ...
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Can planting solve fly/insect problems caused by neighbouring pig sties?

My father's neighbour keeps pigs. Father has no problem with this and indeed it amuses me somewhat that he's chosen to plant an apple orchard on that side of his plot. He doesn't really have any ...
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Do branch barriers keep animals out of gardens?

I've only heard about living hedge barriers, but would dead stick barriers help keep out the deer so they go around the garden also?
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What should I do with organic waste?

The hedge of my small garden is made of cherry laurel (prunus laurocerasus). I have to trim them every year as they increase their volume rapidly. This produces large amounts of organic waste and I ...
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why is this laurel hedge still dying

This laurel was dying, leaves going brown. Soil a bit dry, watered it loads, a week and a half later still dying. Googled it, some results said probably drought and some said waterlogged roots! So I ...
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Taking care of thuja emerald green

I was planning to prune the emerald green hedges on my driveway. I don’t know what they are exactly but looking on the internet, I think these are Emerald green (thuja). Although on the outside they ...
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Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I have 12 lilly pilly (acmena smithii) hedges (2 out of picture) facing south in the Victoria, Australia which get some sun all year round. It seems though that the ones on the left are growing much ...
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Should I replace this arborvitae or will it grow back?

I’ve got a row of arborvitae and one is looking a bit half-dead. Does this guy have a chance? Or should I dig him out and replace him? I’ve only been in this house one growing season, so I have only ...
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A hedge for my working place? (indoor)

I'm working with a computer and got the window in my back. During late afternoon and sunset, the reflection of the sun rays in my screens is really annoying. I've also got a little cabinet between me ...
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How close together should I plant laurels and how fast will they grow?

We have an aging 6 foot wooden fence section about 12m long running East-West. Rather than replace it I'm thinking about planting laurel which is attractive and will grow higher with time and care... ...
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What tool is most suitable for this task?

I have planted this lilly pilly in my background and it has grown rather tall. It is about 1.5~2m tall now. It is not obviously in the picture but it is located at a corner. I want to trim it down ...
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What privacy hedge plants create little shade?

I'm interested in finding plants that make good hedges, but that have translucent leaves so as to let light through. I'm interested in plants that can create privacy without blocking all the light. ...
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What is the right plant for obscuring a neighbour's second story window?

I would like to obscure a neighbour's second story window, overlooking my deck (low deck, almost ground level). I can plant a tree, but that means cutting into the deck, not to mention that the area ...
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Using asiatic jasmine for ground cover/weed control in shrub bed

If I plant asiatic jasmine under mature hedges, will it choke or kill them? This is in central Florida, hedges are (I believe) ligustrum and loropetalum.
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Making a leylandii hedge more bushy and thick

I have this long, very tall leylandii hedge, I guess the taller ones are approaching 40 feet high and one for thick trunks. Especially the older ones are quite sparse... Fine as trees but this is my ...
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How to help our tall cedar hedge grow thicker?

We have about 50 meters (165') of cedar hedge between our row of townhouses, and the row behind us. Depending on the trees around it, it is between 10-12' in height, approximately. I think they are ...
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Repurposing this rhododendron

I've been gradually building a house on a site that has been fairly well dominated by wild, unchecked growth of various greenery over the past 15 years. Time has come to turn my attention to the ...
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Should I trim burnt parts in an evergreen hedge?

Not sure what to do with the brown, burnt layer of my fence trees: what will happen if I do nothing? Should I trim all the brown parts?
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How to maintain these plant roots close to the ground?

I removed lots of things at one spot in my garden but one residue is this bunch of cable-looking roots: I want to keep them because they belong to a plant (located on the far right of the image) that ...
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Cut back the tops of newly planted Beech Hedging to encourage growth?

Last year I planted a long row of beech to provide me with beech hedging. At the time they were approximately 30-40cm in height, and they have now grown to an average of 50-70cm in height. The final ...
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How to remove a Pyracantha

I had a very large pyracantha growing at the corner of my house. It was probably about 10 feet in diameter and 15 feet tall. I eventually managed to cut it down to a few stumps, but I couldn't quite ...
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How to tame a Pyracantha

I have an old house (built in the 50s) on a large lot (~ 1/2 acre) that was previously owned by some older folks that didn't keep up with the landscaping very well. I've been slowly trying to get it ...
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Performance of a bamboo (Phyllostachys) hedge in South-West UK

I am considering a bamboo hedge. I want something with substantial culms, so Phyllostachys sp. and I would like them to stay green. I really like P. glauca. P. bissettii and P. vivax also look good. ...
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Can comptonia (sweet fern) be used/maintained as a low hedge?

We're working on a commercial space with low trimmed (2') boxwoods forming borders around 2 small patio areas. They are planted in beds surrounded by concrete, and are definitely not thriving. I ...
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What is this shrub being used as hedging in the southern UK?

Can someone help identify what this is called being used as hedging in the south of the UK? Looking online at pre-grown ready to plant hedging it looks similar to Cherry Laurel, but I'm no expert.
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How far apart should I plant Japanese box for a low hedge?

I was wondering what the distance is when planting Japanese box hedge. I plan to space them every 20cm as the height of the hedge will be approx 30cm when trimmed. Is 20cm the correct spacing?
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What is the optimal spacing for emerald green arborvitae?

I want to plant a privacy hedge with emerald green arborvitae. I am trying to determine the most economical trunk-to-trunk spacing that will eventually result in a hedge you cannot see through at eye ...
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Irrigation of a hedge in a raised planter

So I've just finished planting this yew hedge in a box and am thinking about laying some drip hose to water it. It occurred to me that I ought to have buried the hose before planting. I'm in bergen, ...
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How tall can Boxwood Green Velvet really grow?

I really like the 'boxwood green velvet' for privacy hedge but I ideally need at least 5 ft of height. Most sources for example here says it grows 2 to 4 ft but at least one claims it grows 4 to 6 ft ...
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What is the best privacy hedge for the US northeast?

I am looking for a privacy hedge which is dense, grows to at least 6 ft tall, has small leaves and is evergreen and can sustain harsh winter of northeast USA. I like boxwood "Green Velvet" for its ...
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How do I prevent basal shoots from bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)?

I had a hedge of bay trees (Laurus nobilis). I cut it out, as it was puffing out too much and I decided to keep only a single plant (see picture to get the idea). My point is that very often a lot of ...
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How much seasonal, internal die-off of Arborvitae is natural and expected?

How much "natural" (i.e., without damaging factors) die-back from the inside of an (otherwise healthy) arborvitae hedge should be expected each year? Stated another way, would an arborvitae in ideal ...
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Cutting height of Cedar Hedges

Last September we planted a hedge about 200 feet long. We used white cedar and the trees were 9 - 10 feet tall. In mid-July my neighbour decided that they didn't care for it, so they chopped anywhere ...
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Highest branch thickness for a hedge trimmer

I've got something very close to this trimmer, same brand. Some branches I want to cut are 3-3.5cm thick. Will it cut those?
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Bare, old wood spots on cedar hedge [closed]

I have recently purchased a home with a lovely cedar hedge that makes the yard quite private. In some areas, the old hedge has bare spots that seem to be called "old wood" showing through. From my ...
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How can I add drainage to an area with shrubs already there?

I have 12 sweet viburnums (Viburnum odortatissimum) in a row as a future privacy hedge. I had to replace 2 of them just recently because they suffocated from sitting water when I had heavy rain at the ...
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Is it practical to sharpen hedger blades yourself?

I have a gas powered hedge cutter that is quite nice, but it usually goes dull quite often under heavy use. I always put on spare blades and get the others sharpened, but I'm interested how long it ...
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Hedge plant (Photinia Robusta) looks like it is dying. Is there anything I can do?

The plant (in the foreground of the picture) appears to be dying after a storm last tuesday. The leaves has got a darkish colour, and the flowers are turning brownish. They are supposed to be bright ...
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When is the best time to trim cedar hedges?

When is the best time of the year to trim cedar hedges? Importantly, does choosing when to trim have any affect on encouraging growth in areas recovering from small bare spots?
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How do I make Emerald Green Arborvitae grow as fast as biologically possible?

I'm buying a bunch of these babies below to create a privacy screen in my backyard. I'm getting young ones and want them to grow as fast as I can make them grow. Is there anything I can do to make ...
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What is a good shrub for privacy for the Pacific Northwest USA?

I live in Seattle WA and am looking for some ideas on what type of hedge/shrub to grow near my fence to increase privacy. Some requirements: Grow fast (to about 10' or so) Stay pretty even in winter (...
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Cedar Hedge drying from the inside

We planted a cedar hedge this spring (4 months or so ago). The trees were fine this summer, some of them had one or two dried branches; nothing out of ordinary. At the end of the summer, some trees ...
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What can I plant in dry shade at the base of a deciduous hedge?

I have planted a deciduous native hedge (Euonymus Europaeus, Viburnum lantana, Acer campestre and Viburnum opulus, plus an existing full-size sycamore) along the south-eastern boundary of my back ...
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How should I do about dry patches in my Leylandii hedge?

I trimmed my Leylandii hedge some weeks ago. And one day I went outside and found this: What can I do? I am new at gardening.
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A fire burnt my Leylandii hedge, what should I do?

We just moved to a new house. The which previous owner used to take good care of his garden. A few days ago I was pruning the hedge and which I believe is a Leyland Cypress. I found some brown patches ...
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Should I trim my conifer hedge with shears or an electric trimmer?

Are there reasons to select hedge shears vs electric trimmers when trimming a conifer hedge? I have about 30 meters to trim, and haven't purchased either of these yet. Which option would you choose ...