Requires well-drained, but not poor, soil, sun or shade.
Hedges, deciduous or evergreen, can be used to mark boundaries and create divisions in a garden.
Hedges are a good alternative to walls and fences as a method of sealing off your boundaries.
Many of the classic hedges, like beech, yew, and
tall conifers, have
strictly limited use in a small garden.
Pattern is very satisfying to the eye and a knot garden always makes a stunning feature.
Hand shears are still the favourite of many gardeners who only have small areas of hedging to cut.
Over time many hedges become overgrown, and there comes a point when you have to bite the bullet and reduce its size.
The conventional hedge has straight sides and a level top.