Hedge Plants: Stock Friendly Hedge
These stock friendly hedge plants are strong 60/80 cm hedge whips in a diverse native mix ideal for paddocks and garden hedges, and approved for grant-aided planting. Although there is no Blackthorn in the mix, avoiding potential damage to horse's eyes, it is good for laying and will make a dense thick hedge. Good for wildlife too. Like all newly planted hedging however, it will need to be protected from animals for the first few years.
This diverse mix is 50% Hawthorn and 10% each of at least 5 species of native hedging plant chosen by us from a list that includes Crab Apple, Dog Rose, Dogwood, Field Maple, Guelder Rose, Hazel, Spindle, Field Rose, Wayfaring Tree. Like all our hedging, British grown.
How To Plant
To make a stockproof hedge, whips are usually planted at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, or 7 plants in a triple row. Plant each species in a small group of 3-5 plants, and each row 50cm or so apart. We sell our conservation hedge whips in packs of 50 plants, so enough for 10m of hedge. Please look at our blog for help on establishment and maintenance. Please looks at our tips for planting and initial care of hedge whips.
We offer a nationwide hedge planting service for larger projects; please get in touch for a quote.
Hedge Plant Delivery
Like all our bare root plants, our hedge plants are freshly lifted to order by the grower - they're not sitting around in a warehouse somewhere waiting for a robot to pack them up and speed them on their way! This means that ground conditions might mean a delay of up to a month before you have them delivered. They are bare root, so need to be dormant before delivery too - i.e. if it's too warm in early November delivery might be put back.
Stock friendly hedge supplier: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery
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