Depending on the requirements for the hedge, different plants are selected.
Also popular are hedges of yew, boxwood, rosemary, willow, lavender, santolin and others. We will tell more in detail about a hedge from a willow.
willow is a botanical genus that includes about 600 species, which in turn are subdivided into subspecies. All of them have a large number of garden forms. But if we talk about the most common, whose cuttings are easy enough to find, then this: red whiskers, reddish, sharply cut and willow
Of the rest are also popular: beltal, three-springs, black, almond-leaved, purple, five-toned, rod-shaped. In the Far East and Siberia, a dewy willow grows - close to the willow genus. All these species are unpretentious, grow quickly, tolerate haircut, frost-proof, are resistant to excessive soil moisture.
As already mentioned, the willow - is characterized by rapid growth and therefore is great for setting up a fence in the shortest possible time. Another important advantage of this plant is that it is not necessary for the seedlings to be bought for it, since it is possible to use cuttings. Besides cuttings well get accustomed.
Before planting willows, it is necessary to drive vertical pegs along the planting line and stretch the cord( as a marking).The height of the pegs directly depends on the length of the cuttings or seedlings and can reach up to one and a half meters. If very long, two-meter shoots are planted, then a higher support is needed. Then they dig the earth to a depth of about 50 centimeters. They plant willow at a distance of 15-20 centimeters from each other.
For planting it is often recommended to take annual shoots that are harvested from autumn and stored under snow or in the basement. Cuttings cut shortly before the beginning of vegetation. Planting plants is not necessarily vertical, it is possible and at an angle of 45 degrees, while one tilts to the left, the other to the right. Such a pair of cuttings, directed towards each other, are tied together, and over time they will grow together and the fence will be stronger.
In order to speed up the process of splicing, the cortex is cut slightly at each cut in the place of contact. The cuttings are applied to each other with bare spots and are bound with a cloth or polyethylene rope. The fixed place is left until complete adhesion. In the future, for greater strength cuttings can also be interwoven with each other.
«To the note. A hedge of barberry and hawthorn sits on the same method. "
No special care is taken for the planted hedge. It is necessary only every autumn to replace the dead cuttings, cut the shoots to the chosen height, and twist the new shoots among themselves. All this is done so that the finished hedge is the most durable.