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Garden hedging

Massive garden clearing going on. Lots of ivy and bramble removal. Now the garden is all open, we need to re plant but what with?
Don't want privet or conifers as too many biting insects and they are boring.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Garden hedging

Laurel?
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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Pyracantha? Our neighbour opposite has it, good deterrent, nice flowers, great berries, he trims it by hand and it look great Need thick gloves..
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Thank you both, looking into them now. Just how spikey nasty are pyracantha thorns, been looking at Google images but can't really see the prickly bits.
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I'm not a gardener, so treat my suggestion with caution, but what about hawthorn? It's nice and thorny, so makes a good boundary. And anything thorny makes a safe refuge for nesting birds, and birds eat insects, so everyone's a winner!
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Bamboo
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Pyracantha is a good idea, although I prefere a more informal mixed hedge.


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We had pyracantha at our last house, growing up by the side of the front door. All I can say is that the flowers smell like dead people. I guess if your hedge is far enough away from your house, it's not a problem.
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