Hedgerow Laying

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CluckyJay, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am attempting this this coming up growing season. I have already started laying out the lines for it!

    http://www.hedgeandhazel.co.uk/userimages/000.JPG

    Pretty nifty, huh'? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Can you imagine training some longer limbs and making an enclosed run with them? Talk about pretty. Especially when in bloom.
     
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  2. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way cool, but looks like a LOT of work!
     
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah but, its gardening!!!! Oh man, got the best of both worlds--being able to garden and make living fencing!
    I have all the privet we need for it. [​IMG] Just gotta dig and move them. [​IMG]
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It will be gorgeous. Must see pics of the work in progress.

    Good luck.
     
  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take pictures of every step. I am gonna write a Hub about it. Ohhh, so exciting!
     
  6. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mother Earth News had an article on 'natural fencing' not so long ago (summertime?)....definately 2011 edition. Try searching their webpage for it.
    They had a lot of good suggestions on appropriate bushes to try (barbed, not barbed, fruiting, evergreen, etc.)....that's what I am interested in! The article was quite nice.
    We've got a LOT of red-twig dogwood. If it didn't self-sow by forming clumps, I'd consider using it - but could only tend to one side of the 'fence'. I'd have to trust the neighbor to take care of their side - and that doesn't seem neighborly to me (oh, I'll plant this and YOU tend your 1/2?!)
     
  7. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. Too bad it won't just grow on one side. Those are such lovely plants. So pretty in the winter!

    I am going to add pomegranate and quince to the layout. Not sure how yet, but I want to include a lot of medicinals in the hedgerow.
     
  8. tuckertori

    tuckertori Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a greenbelt behind my house that has a path about 8 feet from my fence. I have thought about plantings to create a "hedgerow" look and to create more privacy from the path. We do have a fence, but more privacy is always nice. This looks beautiful! Luckily, we have permission to plant on the greenbelt within 6 feet of our fence.
     
  9. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should try this and post pictures!
     

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