Lancashire, United Kingdom
we have what we call our woodland area at the top of the garden and since we moved in, 4 years ago, the area has been somewhat neglected. This year we plan to tackle it and have already ordered snowdops in the green and bluebells to plant under the trees, and i also have my eye on some lovely gereniums as well. For christmas we were given an arch with a gate attached that will make a fantastic entrance to this area. We would like to plant a hedge either side of this gate to create a 'room' effect. We are thinking of laurels. Could we plant this and then immediatley trim the tops to the size we want - a low growing hedge is required - to encourage them to bush and nit together, or would they need to establish themselves first? We want something that will grow quickly and be evergreen.
- 22 Jan, 2011