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Re: Tree novice

Message from Deirdre

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi guys,

Thanks for your input! The reason I was researching the Goat's Willow was that I want to create a border/hedge around our house.

My main interest is in creating something that has alot of native plants and plants specifically to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden and also to screen the house from the road.

I am researching a number of plants but I find it very difficult to narrow my wish list down as each tree/bush can be beneficial in some way. Here are the plants I was thinking of:ESCALLONIA Donard Radiance
PYRACANTHA coccinea Red
PRUNUS spinosa
ILEX aquifolium
Common Dogwood Cornus Sanguinea
Common Privet Ligustrum Vulgare
Goat Willow Salix Caprea
Red berried elder sambucus racemosa
Butterfly bush buddleia davidii
Honeysuckle lonicera periclymenum
Alder Buckthorn Rhamnus Frangula
FAGUS sylvatica
Blackthorn Prunus Spinosa
Common Whitebeam Sorbus Aria

I know I can't incorporate everything into the hedge/border but I suppose it would be nice to have some colour or interest throughout the year. Any suggestions on what combinations would be nice from this lot?

I don't know what our soil type is, how could I find out?We are a few miles from the coast but it's not too exposed. Are there any of these plants that you wouldn't recommend for someone starting out?

Thanks a mill!

  • Posted: Wed. 11th January 2012 21:48

Re: Re: New Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa] plants

Message from Carol Morley

In forum: General

Thanks Kathy. Yes, they are small and potted in a bunch. I am sure they are young.

I'm planning to separate them out and plant them over the next few days but didn't want to go ahead if they're the wrong thing

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd March 2011 12:48

Re: New Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa] plants

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Carol,
How young/small are the plants? If bought in a bundle for hedging, I assume they are quite young. Look for spines developing on the tips of the branches first.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 21st March 2011 18:55

New Blackthorn [Prunus spinosa] plants

Comment from Carol Morley

In forum: General

Does anyone know when they get thorny please?
I've just bought a bundle to beef up my hedge and to provide some sanctuary in the garden for the birds from a very persistent sparrowhawk. Oh... and sloes will be good when they come.

None of the plants have thorns so I'm wondering when they develop. I'm planting some Berberis as well and they're already very spiny.

  • Posted: Thu. 17th March 2011 19:46

Prunus spinosa

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Prunus spinosa

This is a very adaptable plant which will grow almost anywhere. It has traditionally been used with hawthorn as the main components of a mixed hedgerow.Blackthorn is very valuable to birds as a nesting site. Blackbird, song thrush, finches, common whitethroat and wood pigeon are among the more common users.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 16:36