My Twitter Feed

June 25, 2018


GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018


Top 5 hedges for coastal projects


Coastal projects are an immense challenge, with highly adverse conditions making them a suitable growing environment for only the toughest of plants. Pro Landscaper has asked a range of designers for their top five picks for the best hedging for coastal projects – The results are in:


 1) Quercus ilex

Growing Habits: Bushy, slow growth                Max. height: 12m                Flowers: None

Also known as Holm Oak, this evergreen plant will grow in full sun, or partial shade in almost any variety of soil. It is both disease resistant and sturdy enough to withstand a consistent barrage of wind, a necessity in coastal projects.


 2) Ulex Europaeus

Growing Habits: Average growth            Max. height: 3m             Flowers: Yellow

The dense structure of this hedging is well suited to coastal projects with its exceptional water retention and wind resistance. Its harsh thorns are an added bonus to deter potential intruders.


 3) Ilex aquifolium

Growing Habits: Bushy, slow growth            Max. height: 12m              Flowers: White

Commonly known as Holly, this hedging keeps its heavy foliage year-round to maintain a consistent wind break. Highly capable in cold and windy conditions, this hedging fits the bill for a host of projects.


4) Hippophae Rhamnoides

Growing Habits: Bushy, average growth             Max. height: 4m – 8m               Flowers: White

This is highly useful for fixing overly wet sites and correcting soils nitrogen levels – well suited for thriving hedges with an extensive amount of sea spray.


5) Prunus spinosa

Growing Habits: Bushy, slow growth           Max. height: 2.5m – 4m              Flowers: White

Suitable for coastal soils and providing excellent shelter, the commonly known Blackthorn Hedge Plant helps create a dense barrier for sea breeze and has the bonus of produce sloe berries around November time!

Comments are closed.