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Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

The creation of a hedge has many uses: it can serve as a visual and sound barrier, windbreak, limit property or a form spaces in the heart of the garden?.
According shrubs, soil and climate of the area where you live, the size of your hedge will be more or less recurrent and consistent. Remember that size is essential for the proper development of the vegetal. The type of shrubs will define the number of sizes that can occur up to three times a year: in the fall, late winter and early summer.
You can adjust various shrubs hedge, everything depends on the effect you want to give your garden. Dense hedges, evergreen, deciduous, flowering, soft … the choices are endless.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

Franck Minieri, Photographer
The topiary is the art of cutting trees or shrubs in the Desired form to the appearance of solid or shrub is decorative. The Plant has a compact habit and dense foliage are particularly small-liked for this discipline. As boxwood, yew, privet, the cypress, cedar … for personnalisees sculptures.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

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Examples of hedge shrubs:

The coniferous: they are evergreen, persistent, you will hedges with permanent foliage.

flowery low dense hedge

Coleonema album : Small white flowers.
dense high hedge
— Common Thuya, Thuja occidentalis, and common cypress of Provence, Cupressus sempervirens ‘Horizontalis': good windbreaker.
- Yew, Taxus baccata L. : Beware, its foliage is toxic to herbivores.


Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

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Persistent deciduous

flowery low dense hedge

— Boxwood, Buxus sempervirens : Well-known in the gardens to the French and Provencal gardens. Cultivate boxwood, manual
- common myrtle myrtus : Small fragrant white flowers.
- Pyrancantha or burning bush Pyracantha sp. : Thorny bush and and colored berries. insuperable hurdle.

dense high hedge

— Pistachio mastic, Pistacia lentiscus L. : Adapts to dry soils and windy to spray.
- Elaeagnus x ebbingei : Chandelier foliage, dark green, silver on the reverse, good windbreak.

Flowering Hedge average

— Laurel, Viburnum tinus : Beautiful bloom from January to April.
- Oleander, Nerium oleander L. : Thin sheets lengthened and beautiful flowers of different colors.
- Abelia, Abelia x grandiflora: small pink flowers.
- Orange Mexican Choisya ternata : White flowers, beautiful glossy foliage.

High hedge flower

Photinia x fraseri ‘Pink Marble’ Cassini : Panache foliage, green and purple flowers in umbels, white creme in April-May.
- common Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus ‘China Chiffon': beautiful summer flowering.
— Laurel-almond, Prunus laurocerasus L. Glossy green foliage, flowering from April to May, strong perfume.
- green charcoal from Japan, Euonymus japonicus : Clusters of small white flowers bloom from June to July.
- The vinettier thorn or barberry, Berberis vulgaris L. : Thorny leaves and yellow flowers. insuperable hurdle.

Deciduous hardwoods: They will lose their leaves in the fall and will be naked during the winter.

dense low hedge
— Dogwood ‘baton rouge’ Cornus alba : Red wood.
- Forsythia hybrid, or Paris, Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ yellow foliage.
- Fuchsia Magellanic, Fuchsia magellanica: small flowers from red to violet.
- Pittosporum has small leaves, Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Variegatum’ : Panache foliage of white and green, white flowers and light yellow, very fragrant. There are other varieties of pittosporum.

dense high hedge
— Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus : Marcescent shrub, that is to say, in addition to being obsolete, it retains its leaves on the branches during the winter.
- common beech, Fagus sylvatica : Shrub marcescent like charm.

High hedge flower

— common lilac, Syringa vulgaris : Very beautiful flowers in shade of purple, it clears in a delicious fragrance.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

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Tooling for a nice size
A hedge trimmer and an electric or thermal shears are the most effective tools for precise size for comfort. You can however use a shear or a tree pruner Telescopic manuals. If you have a lot of length and thickness, the electric or thermal equipment is most suitable.

Tip: Learn from a specialist to make the best choice depending on the space and talk time that you own.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

Vanessa Cottin
Zoom on the oleander
You can align alone or mix with other shrubs to provide various colors and patterns for your hedge.

Tip: existence of large varieties of flower colors, white, pink … For flowering hedges, wait for the end of flowering before pruning.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

Vanessa Cottin
Hedge shrub variee
Here is an example of a pretty botanical composition. Planted a hedge of shrubby species MIXED: from left to right, the oleander (Nerium oleander L.) the Pittosporum Japan (Pittosporum tobira), The Eleagnus plume (Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’) and the laurel-almond (Prunus laurocerasus L.). Here the hedge is not taillee a line, it is free. The vegetation grows at its option, which will promote the biodiversity of the garden.

Tip: Be careful even at the invasion of Eleagnus. For more units, plant twice the same species in your hedge. The number will grow as a function of the length thereof.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

Vanessa Cottin
Beautiful oleander stood sizes ball
In Provence laurel is an indigenous plant of the garrigue, which defines a Mediterranean vegetable formation limestone soils.

Tip: think has space your shrubs when planting. If you opt for very young plants, space them further. If planting is done well, by developping shrubs will grow and touch. The objective is that they do not stifle them. Plant the shrubs all about meters.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

Nelumbo Garden Design Workshop
Compact hedges conceal the lower walls is an adapted solution that Layouts bearings.
Tip: The size fortify your shrubs.

Trim your hedges to give cachet to your garden

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Multiplication of low hedges colorees
A little extravagance is always nice in a garden!
Tip: The size should be perfect for distinguishing successive hurdles. No more than three hurdles colorees side by side in order to preserve an overall harmony.

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