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what can be grown under private hedge



Hi Kandy and welcome to Goy, I think you will have a problem growing anything under a privet hedge as they are gross feeders and will strip all the nourishment from the soil even if you add compost.

13 Feb, 2011


I moved to a house with a big privet hedge on one side of its garden and was surprised to find that Dicentra eximia was growing well under it. I thought, like Moongrower, that it would be a "dead zone". Maybe it got established before the hedge grew too big?

13 Feb, 2011


Ground elder likes the poor, dry soil conditions - but you might not want to hear that.

13 Feb, 2011


Would be interesting to know Beattie... I'm just glad we yanked ours out 15 years ago, maybe even more. Gave us another 5 foot of garden. We replaced with a fence which is now covered in Clematis alpina, winter flowering Jasmine, honeysuckle and a grapevine which never flowers!

13 Feb, 2011

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