No Digging required!! … more
Simply mow any weeds or grass, cover with a weed mat and make 1ft deep holes in the ground with the metal planting bar provided. Plant the 2ft long cuttings in the hole and firm with your heel. As easy as that!
To weed or not to weed?…The single most important factor for good establishment and fast growth of your willow hedge is good weed control in the first season … more
Willow like any other plant will establish and thrive better with no competition for nutrients, moisture and light from other plants, including grass. A porous weed mat will allow rain water to penetrate to the willow roots whilst suppressing weeds.
How many rows should I plant?…The thickness of your willow hedge is determined by the number of rows you plant and how light or hard you trim the hedge … more
A single row is suitable where budget is important or you have a very narrow site. A double row is recommended for most situations and a triple row is good where you want a wider, thicker hedge.
What is in a Willow Hedge kit?…
Garden Hedge; 2ft long cuttings of a mixture of at least 3 hedging varieties* to be planted at 25cm spacings ie. 4 cuttings per m of each row. Metal Planting Bar. Full step by step planting and maintenance instructions. (Weed mat and pegs if you order the optional Weed Kit.) … more
2ft long cuttings of Chinese variety to be planted at 25cm spacings ie. 4 cuttings per m of each row. Planting Bar and Instructions as above. (Weed mat and pegs if you order the optional Weed Kit.)
2ft long cuttings of Viminalis variety to be planted at 50cm spacings ie. 2 cuttings per m of each row. Planting Bar and Instructions as above. (Weed mat and pegs if you order the optional Weed Kit.)
*You may choose your own varieties for the Garden Hedge kit if you have a preference. Please specify in the customer notes section when ordering online or contact us for advice.