low hedging

Geraldine Clarke asked 10 years ago

Is a box hedging suitable as a low ‘divider’ between a garden border and a piece of meadow. Not looking for anything high – around 3ft would be fine.No animals in meadow. Something that is easily maintained when established. Any other suggestions re hedging? What are pros and cons re box?. Soil quality good. Hedge would be east-west location.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Box hedging has come under a cloud in recent years because of the damaging box blight disease. In any case, it would not look very natural between a border and a meadow.

Beech, hawthorn or plain green holly, or yew, would be better and all could be kept at three feet high if you wish.

All look more natural and all are healthy.