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Growing a Native Edible Hedgerow
Tue 12-Jul-16
4:33 pm
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bonniet

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Hello,

I am just planning my new plot and one idea I am keen on is growing an edible native hedge. I am thinking damsons, cobnuts, crab apples, cherries and rose hips, blackthorn and then a few non-edibles like Hawthorne for structure (I know the berries are technically edible, if you like the sensation of having your tongue chemically peeled!).

Does anyone have any experience of growing such a thing? I would be really interested to hear any advice.

Thanks in advance,

Bonnie

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Tue 12-Jul-16
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Not personally, but I hope that someone here will have some experience and will share with you.  What size of land do you have?

I'll try that again!

Tue 12-Jul-16
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Toffeeapple said
Not personally, but I hope that someone here will have some experience and will share with you.  What size of land do you have?  

It is 1/2 an acre, but the boundary I have in mind is 60m in total.

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Wed 21-Sep-16
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I have hazel hedges around one side of my land. I like the idea of putting fruit bushes in between! I have to be careful though as my neighbours cows are the other side of the fence!

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