Formal hedging plants
There are times when only a formal hedge, freshly clipped into a perfectly straight line will do. They provide so much structure and form to a garden, providing the backdrop upon which other garden plants can shine. They can also reduce noise and light pollution, and act as windbreaks (although tread carefully, as a deciduous hedge is often a better choice for this). Some such as Yew (Taxus baccata) and Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) will grow in quite dense shade, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) will tolerate damp soils and the classic beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedge is perfect for light, chalky sites.
Once you have selected the plant you are interested in, you will see that we offer several sizes - and give not only the height of the plant but also the age. Those marked "1/1" are two year old plants, and for some varieties we are able to offer older three year old plants -marked "1/2". You may be able to find plants offered for sale online which are the same height, but they can just be 1 year old plants which have been raised from seed. Our plants are grown on to ensure they have an excellent root system, so they establish quickly and give your hedge the best possible start. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don't think you can buy better!