Native Hedges- encourage biodiversity

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Ecology, Hedges, Landscape, Landscape Design | 0 comments

Native Hedges helping to join habitats. Top tip * – Native hedges should use a mix of  trees and shrubs, the best plants for wildlife  in the UK, are those native to the UK . These include Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Wild Privet and Dogwood. Using native trees and shrub varieties will provide the highest wildlife value; providing flowers and later berries for food for insects, birds and small mammals. Consider these points when planning your wildlife hedge; The greater the number of hedge species, the greater the variety of wildlife. Plants should be suited to local soils. Plant hedges in a...

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