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April 24, 2018

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Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Harrowden Turf

Top 5 hedges for coastal projects

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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!

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