|A bundle of twigs delivered yesterday morning, well packaged I have to say.|
|A planting guide complete with recipes for future harvests.|
|A cleared border ready to be planted.|
|A small section of edible hedging.|
I was very excited to receive my edible hedge yesterday morning from Wiggly Wigglers. The only minus point & a very small one at that is the saplings were not labelled so I had no idea which was which. With having a fairly small planting space I wanted the option of planting only what I wanted. I planted as many as I could fit in the front border. The collection consisted of crab apple, hazel, cherry plum, elderberry, wild pear, blackthorn & dog rose. I knew the blackthorn has thorns but I also believe the wild pear & dog rose has some too.
I separated the thorny twigs & planted them as conveniently as I could to minimise the risk of injury. I had three thorny specimens left over which I planted in a raised bed we have in the front. This is backed by a high fence so I am hoping they knit together quite well for bird nesting in the future.
I had four non thorny twigs left over which I have placed in a border which separates the driveway from the garden. Hopefully these will grow into trees & if kept nicely pruned should be fine where they are.
Mike will be building up the wall at the back of the hedge & I will keep the side where the path is fairly well pruned & as I am after a wilder look if you like, the very front should be fine left pretty much as it grows. The above border will be extended sometime this year to allow for some native flower planting. A long term project & for a small space it will require a lot of upkeep. I'm just thank full it is a small space.
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