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Edible Hedging Plant Identification

Mystery Hedging Plant #2

Earlier this year, our allotment association had some edible hedging plants to distribute, paid for by a grant. The idea was that they could be used to fill in gaps in hedges, but as the council gave us a plot … Continue reading

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Worcesterberries

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I’m a fan of gooseberries, and like to grow curiosities when I get the chance. So when my father-in-law said that he’d got some Worcesterberries—which are somewhere between gooseberries and blackcurrants—I asked for a couple of cuttings (as any scrounging … Continue reading

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Hedging and Blueberries

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So, the edible hedging arrived as expected today. We helped ourselves to about 40 or so plants of a mixture of varieties. Unfortunately we don’t know what they are so have just mixed them up in the hedge interspersed with … Continue reading

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Trench Digging

A trench ready for a hedge

There’s a rumour going around that there’ll soon be some plants provided for those of us with gaps in our hedges to use to fill them in. At the bottom of our plot, we don’t have a hedge with gaps … Continue reading

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Cutting the hedge down to size

The Hedge - After

Since we took on the plot, trimming the hedge has been one of those important but non-urgent jobs that we never quite got around to. Before Christmas, I managed to borrow the allotment association hedge trimmers, and savagely (and messily) … Continue reading

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Hedge Control

The Hedge - Before

For several weeks, I’ve been meaning to have a go at trimming the hedge around our plot. Talk of snow for a week starting from tomorrow and patches of blue sky today were enough to spur me into action this … Continue reading

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