How to cultivate the perfect hedge

When it comes to perfecting garden privacy and shelter, there are a number of hedge varieties that fit the bill, writes Ros Drinkwater.

24th November, 2007

When it comes to perfecting garden privacy and shelter, there are a number of hedge varieties that fit the bill, writes Ros Drinkwater.

The art of bonsai is one of Japan’s most popular exports, but here in the west we have our own version: we call it a hedge.

Take 20 beech saplings, plant them 12 inches apart, top every year and in time you will have a neat, dense screen of foliage.

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