HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

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hackney resident
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HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

Post by hackney resident » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:18 am

i have a 60ft sqm front garden. i need to hedge it off for privacy. i was quoted about £2000 for a established hedge. I cant afford this. are there any suggestions of a way of doing a hedge at a much cheaper way. :roll:

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Re: HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

Post by despair » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:40 am

Then buy the biggest plants you can afford and plant them in a trench full of really good compost and keep them well watered

Choose what grows well in your area preferably not Leylandi unless you want neighbour hassle or non stop maintenance

Photinia Red Robin
Varigated Privet
Laurel
Pyracantha

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Re: HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

Post by Treeman » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:06 pm

What exactly were you quoted for?

What size is the garden is it in linear feet or square metres?

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Re: HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

Post by syl2 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:38 pm

Cheaper;

Plant a non-established hedge and wait.

Use cheap fencing until the hedge becomes established, if necessary

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Re: HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

Post by cloudyeyes » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:29 pm

If you can wait until the dormant season and buy bare root hedging plants, it's even cheaper still.

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Re: HELP ME PLS, I NEED A CHEAPER WAY OF HEDGE

Post by appledore » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:49 pm

When we planted our hedge we bought two or three plants each week when we did our supermarket shop. We bought forsythia, flowering currant, escallonia, budleia, laurel, red robin and anything else we could find. We fed them and watered them well and now we have a lovely thick hedge which didn't cost a lot of money.
Keep calm and carry on.

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