Bare root hedge plants are currently quite cheap and you’ll find that a lot of nurseries and online companies are having sales and promotions at the moment. This is to mark the end of the bare root season, after which hedge plants must really be planted with root ball or in pots.
Bare root is a cheap and relatively quick way to get a new hedge established or add to and thicken up an existing hedge. We like to plant mixed hedging, which provides good, thick cover, as well as making a haven to birds and other wildlife from the word go!
Hazel, beech, hornbeam and if you must, hawthorn are all popular choices for hedge plants.
Here we are in Bakewell, planting out a hedge of fagus sylvaticus (common beech) which will provide a thick, luxuriant bronze covering around this garden in years to come.