cover ditch

kevin f asked 5 years ago

I’ve got a rough ditch boundary at 1 side of my property. It is mainly blackthorn, briars etc and looks messy and fairly bare in Winter. I have managed to level off the top and front and would like to try and cover it somehow – as it cant be removed or replanted etc . Looking for some vigorous climbers that will cover the ditch and make it look more interesting. Something evergreen with flowers..and little maintenance as I only want to have to top hedge each Summer going forward.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Any climber you put on it will follow the bushes as they grow, or kill them but will not solve your neatness criterion and will not allow summer topping, but try vigorous roses like ‘Rambling Rector’, Russian vine or Virginia creeper. These will need to be planted away from the competing roots of existing bushes and then trained back into the ditch. Or try some honeysuckle which can be trimmed.