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We have a conifer hedge that has suffered from honey fungus. Somebody suggested planting paddy's pride to cover the dead hedge. How should we prepare for planting and also can anybody think of a better coverage. We would like to cover as quickly as possible.

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  • Posted: Wed. 28th July 2010 11:27

Re: covering a hedge

Reply from Katy Elton

Hi Anita,

Sorry to hear about your hedge. Paddy’s Pride, or Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart' is a good choice, as would be any fast growing evergreen climber. Boston ivy, or Parthenocissus tricuspidata is another. It’s very fast growing and goes the most stunning deep crimson in autumn. Alternatively how about Clematis armandii? It’s evergreen and has beautiful scented white blooms in spring.

When planting anything like this, it’s best to dig over the earth and add a bit of well rotted organic matter beforehand. Once planted keep well watered until established.

Hope this helps!
Let us know how you get on.


  • Posted: Thu. 29th July 2010 14:14