ditch dilemma

anne butler asked 12 years ago
I live in the country and my boundry between my garden and road is a regular ditch I am not allowed to remove it due to planning restrictions it’s ugly and uninteresting any suggestions on what I could plant on the road side to make it more attractive.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
It is difficult to get new plants to grow in an existing ditch or hedge because of the competition from existing plants, but if you clear small patches about 50cm across and insert some plants such as honeysuckle, spindle, guelder and wild rose,  all native species, you could improve the appearance of the hedge without compromising its natural appearance, which is why it is not to be remove.

You could remove some brambles, for instance, to make room. and water for a while at the start. Autumn planting would be best.