evergreen hedge for cottage garden

Suzanne Foran asked 12 years ago

I want to grow a hedge behind a 500mm high old stone wall, to give some privacy to my garden and to act as a shelter belt for my planned fruit/veg garden. Can you please suggest a quick growing evergreen (not laylandes!) – that will withstand windy conditions. The location has full sun for most of the day. Also, I’m on a budget so nothing TOO extravagent! Also, its a cottage garden. OK thats it thanks!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Although not native, common laurel is a traditional choice for a cottage garden hedge. It is fast-growing and can be kept to a manageable size. Also it can be cut back hard if it grows too large. It will grow in any soil that is not waterlogged in winter.