Hedgeworx are specialists in instant hedging. An instant hedge has the appearance of a hedge that has been growing in situ for many years, and has been clipped and trimmed to its ultimate size but has in fact only recently been planted. Demand for instant solutions to privacy and security issues has increased hugely in recent years. This has largely been driven by the desire to make sure any landscaping project has a truly finished appearance. An instant hedge can be the perfect complement to a garden landscaping project or home makeover and can also save years of waiting for a younger hedge to mature.
Instant hedging doesn’t always have to be tall. Our wide range of plants start at 80cm, a height which is ideal for adding mature structure without being a visual barrier. However, if privacy and security are an issue, we can supply and install hedges up to 250cm (8ft+) in height.
The plants we select for instant hedging are field-grown from single plants. These are planted in long rows on the nursery, and each plant is hand-clipped to create a finished hedge shape. The growers use a metal frame around each plant when cutting to give a consistent size and shape for every plant. The most popular species for instant hedges are:
Taxus baccata (Yew) – the classic British evergreen hedge, fantastic for shaping and maintaining as a formal hedge.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) – A fantastic deciduous hedge, which will change with the seasons and allow more light into the garden in the winter months.
Fagus sylvatica (Beech) – Another British classic, this deciduous hedge will also offer a degree of privacy in the winter as the brown leaves stay on almost until the following spring.
Once transplanted into a client’s garden, our instant hedging elements or instant hedge plants will give the appearance of having stood there for many years and been lovingly clipped into a smart formal hedge. Please send us an enquiry or visit our instant hedging plants gallery for inspiration.