Viburnum opulus 4Update on my ‘Hedge Revival’ project – this week I have been out and about taking photographs of front gardens. Those with planting and without, laid to lawn, those with gravel and brick walls. There is so much variation out there and I’m spending some time pulling the images into an order so that I can talk about the impact hedging plants in all types of frontages could have.

2003-02-09 11.08.11We often see front gardens completely ripped up and dug out in order to accommodate parking for the family and business vehicle/s. I understand that there is a need for parking especially in the smaller estates where space is very limited and pavement parking is a nuisance to people on foot and wheels. I feel that the boundary in this sort of lay-out can still be brought to life with a living divide – a hedge.

2003-02-09 11.06.22There is such an array of plant choices out there and it is my mission to encourage everyone with a frontage to consider including plants not just for their beauty, but for the sake of local wildlife and the health benefits that tending a green space brings. No matter how small, the front garden is the place to be seen by your neighbours and share the joy and rewards of gardening on any scale.

A hedge can be evergreen, deciduous, thorny, floriferous, scented, tactile, berrying, native, non-native and a mixture of any or all. There is an abundance of choice of plants to suit all.

I’m off to take some more photographs for my ‘hedge revival’ gallery..

Until next time..

Viva la hedge!