Hi Gerry,Please could you suggest some suitable hedge types for a front garden in a suburban estate that won’t mind being kept fairly low (1m max). It’s a difficult site – north-facing, very exposed and windy, about 1km from the sea with a heavy clay soil that is a bit prone to waterlogging in places. I’m thinking of griselinia, hornbeam or escallonia.Thank a million!
The wet spots will cause problems for any hedge, the roots dying. You need to either drain the wet spots or raise the soil in a mound or bed that lifts the hedge roots out of the worst of the wet conditions.