Steep bank along road

Clare Masterson asked 14 years ago

Just wondering what would be best to plant on bank (see attached photo). Bank is along busy road. Would like something relatively maintenance free and perhaps some colour. Roadside faces north. Soil quality would be average. Many thanks.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
The most simple solution to this would be to plant with trees and make a nice grove. Use birch or hazel, relativley small trees with some holly, perhaps wild cherry mixed in. Kept weed-free for four ro five years, little maintenance will be required after that.

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