The idea to plant the hedge or border sooner or later comes to the mind of almost every gardener.
Hedges came to us from Europe. They appeared in the West in the Middle Ages. At that times hedge plants adorned only the magnificent gardens of the aristocracy, but soon they gained recognition and began to appear in urban gardening. Today, making hedge plants, gardeners have different objectives. First, hedge serves to separate the garden into several zones. You can separate one small plot in the garden from another. Second, the hedge can close some outbuildings which, as you think, do not fit into the overall composition. Third, the hedge plants will protect against dust (what is very important in modern ecology) and against strong winds (what is important for fruit trees).
Shaped hedge plants will be suitable for the garden, what is made in the regular style. Their correct forms underline the rigor and clarity of the other elements of the plot.
Free grown hedges are created from trees, what dont like haircut. Your care about them will include the watering, the protection from pests, the fertilizing and sanitary cutting of the trees. But such hedge plants you can make only when there is enough space in the garden.
Low hedges ( curbs ) are planted along the paths, borders, terraces and lawns. For borders will be suitable undersized, densely branched and low-cuted breeds. It can be, for example, Japanese euonymus, some types of honeysuckle, mahonia holm, japonica (Japanese chaenomeles), spiraea japonica, erica, heather.
For hedges plants will be perfect shade-tolerant plants with good branching and by small, densely arranged leaves – thuja occidentalis, evergreen buckthorn, privet redwood, hawthorn, barberry, mock orange, black currant.
The creation of hedge plants is a long, requiring patience and a lot of work process. In addition to all pluses hedge plants will also be the great backdrop for other crops and flower beds.