A few weeks ago, I decided to tackle our whitethorn hedge. When we were originally planting the hedge, we knew that there would always be cattle going down the passage behind it and for this reason we used whitethorn bareroot plants.
The hedge had gotten quite overgown with grass and weeds and I knew this would affect how my hedge would grow this spring/summer. It was great to get outside into the fresh air and get the job done. It has made such a difference to our lawn and hedge, now I can see that I have a hedge and not just overgrown grass! Once I had all the weeds pulled, there were a couple of gaps in the hedge, so I just planted a couple of the bare root whitethorn whips.
I covered the base of the hedge with bark mulch.. The bark will help to suppress the weeds this coming summer and hopefully I'll have less weeding to do - which to me equals success. I'd much rather be planting than weeding if out in the garden!
I had a bit of help too, the kids loved to get out into the fresh air and 'help', although they find Bryan's shovel and wheelbarrow more interesting than the actual weeding.
Lynda is married to Bryan and they have 5 children, Together they have created a garden centre with the perfect plants, shrubs, trees and flowers to help you create the ornamental garden of your dreams !