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Posted: Saturday 8 November, 2008

by Dan at 8:38pm in Gardening No comments Add your own

When we first moved to our house, it was sat in the middle of a one acre field. There were no paths and no boundaries, just an acre of grass with the odd rickety fence. Over the 8 1/2 years we've been here we've gradually added more structure: hard paths, fencing for the house, vegetable garden and kitchen garden, and about 600ft of native and beech hedging.

Today we put another piece in place - a Scotch Rose hedge running alond the front of the pig pens. Although we love our pigs, we felt we needed a boundary (other than the fence!) between them and the more formal grassed area (we aren't shameless enough to call it a lawn) which sits at the back of the house. So earlier in the year we had some kerbing put in to create beds along the pens, and a cobble path leading down to the gate into one of the pens.

We got the hedging roses with some lavender plants from Hopes Grove Nurseries, where we got all those native hedging plants from years ago. Their service is fantastic, as is the quality of the plants. They arrived exactly when they said they would, really well wrapped and in top condition. If you're looking for plants for your garden we'd recommend them - and no, we don't get commission!

Anyway this is what we achieved today with a production line of me digging holes, and Rosemary sprinkling bone meal and planting roses:

Scotch Rose Hedge

And this is what the roses will blossom with in the spring, all being well:

Scotch Rose Hedge blossom

There's a full information page on the Hopes Grove Nurseries site for Scotch Rose.

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