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Suggestions for hedge infill

Discussion in 'Trees' started by Steve71957, May 10, 2021.

  1. Steve71957

    Steve71957 Apprentice Gardener

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    My evergreen hedge has some bare patches (some fairly large - see photo), which Id like to remediate by planting some new evergreen in those areas. Do any subscribers have any suggestions for hardy varieties to use to infill these bare sections ? I guess Im looking for hardiness and ability to spread....all suggestions welcome!

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Always going to a struggle to get something to grow into that gap, especially if you are intending it to follow the same line of the hedge.
      Is this the sunny side or the shady side?

      I'm almost thinking wire some fake turf over the area and let the hedge grow over the join.:biggrin:
       
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      Two stakes, an anchor left and right and wires in between. You now have a nice climbing aid with a low profile.

      Now add some fast growing climbing plants and after 2-4 weeks you shouldn't see any more brown spots.

      Tipp: Perennials tend to grow slower than one-year-plant, so go for sweet peas , vicia or black eyed susan
       
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      Spruce Glad to be back .....

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      This is not going to be easy;

      soil will be impoverished
      very dry conditions

      As Pete said, can you let the conifer grow out towards the path or is that not a option ?

      If me I would make a feature and put two post in add some posh looking trellis add a honeysuckle clematis ... but you would have to dig the soil over to the spade depth and add manure feed etc...

      Plant ornamental grass in front is another option so you are filling out the base ...

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    • Steve71957

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      A quick thanks to all who replied. The advice was much appreciated. Im going to try some sort of trellis in that area with clematis. Thanks all.
       
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