But beyond that, by themselves, these fences are quite unsightly, and our country towns are becoming more similar to the industrial area. Sooner or later the question arises, how to hide ugly fences, disfiguring the landscape. Such fences are ugly inside out should duplicate hedges. The mass of options to suit different tastes and budgets.
In recent years, the country was gripped by a real epidemic. Around the country real estate of the city of high iron fences made of profiled sheet, which displace the usual fences and mesh-netting. These misanthropic structures have many disadvantages. In a small area with such a monumental fence changing climate, disrupted the natural ventilation system, out there in the summer a few degrees hotter, and in winter, respectively, colder.
The economical – fence from English physocarpus (Physocarpus opulifolia). This undemanding shrub growing fast, in 3 years vymachivanie to three-meter height, hair cut, drought-resistant, it doesn’t hurt. There are several varieties with leaves of different colors. For example, ‘Diabolo’ – very showy variety with dark purple leaves. Blooms pinkish flowers, which then turn into bright red tassels of fruit, resembling small tyulpanyi.
Since the dark bushes in large numbers look grim, they “dilute” other varieties, for example, zheltolistnye ‘Aureus’ (‘Luteus’).
But remember that purple and yellow leaves even in light shade change color to normal green. They need sun. So if you wish to cover up the ugly “inside” of the metal fence, try to plant poserednikiv on the South side. The distance between the bushes must be at least 2 m below the adult plants are not crowded and do not oppress each other.
Spectacular fence work from Darren white (Cornus alba), varieties of which are also many. For example, ‘Elegantissima’ with white-green leaves forms a very elegant fence.
Also very decorative cultivar ‘Spaethii’ – edging on the leaves he’s not white, and very elegant, Golden-yellow.
But! Such a hedge needs regular pruning and is quite strong, which give it a neat appearance – all derani haphazardly spreading its branches in different directions. But the haircut is definitely them to face the fence each time getting thicker. In addition, pruning stimulates regrowth of young shoots that decorate the garden in winter.
If you are concerned about the security of site, plant on its borders thorny bushes, for example, barbarisi. There are a great many varieties, it is only necessary when you purchase a deal on the height of the Bush in the adult form. Good for this purpose used. Ottawa (Berberis x ottawensis) ‘Superba’, which grows to 3.5 m tall. The foliage is purple-violet in autumn turns crimson tones. Blooms yellow catkins with a rather sharp odor, attracting insects.
Traditionally, hedges are used hawthorn. All of it is quite unpretentious, resistant to freezing, durable. Edible fruit useful in cardiovascular diseases, it is possible to do valuable tonic. In the spring the fence is like in lace pins – so blooms profusely. She is no less decorative and autumn, all covered with scarlet berries delicious fruit.
It is also regularly formed, and when laid bare “legs” of the bushes cut at the stump, from this procedure hawthorn rejuvenated even 10 years ahead. The only drawback is to generate a hedge would require at least 10 years.
Version that does not require more labor to care – the hedge of the Park of roses. The only condition: these roses should be own-rooted, capable to provide growth, replacement of old shoots. From time to time to remove dead branches, but once every few years in spring to add compost or old manure.
An important point: that fence in no event it is impossible to cut and trim, otherwise it will not flower. And the roses, over time, form a broad spreading shaft of fragrant shrubs to 2 m tall, which bloom from June until the frost.
Good for hedges rose colocasia or adrenalina (Rosa spinosissima, R. pimpinellifolia), modern hybrids of the wrinkled of R. (R. rugosa). It is quite winter-hardy varieties that do not need shelter.
To create a living fence you can use an old and trusted variety of Park rose ‘Maiden’s Blush’, ‘Konigin von Danemark’, ‘Rose de Rescht’. You can also pick up a green hardy species of canadian breeding. And so as soon as you decided to plant a border of roses, don’t skimp: for every linear metre should be planted in 1 row of 1 Bush of the same variety.
But the most presentable option, perhaps, is a hedge of arborvitae. For these purposes, as a rule, choose columnar varieties: ‘Smaragd’, with bright-green needles, ‘Columna’ dark green or Western thuja ‘Brabant’ with Golden tips of the branches.
They grow to 5-7 m tall, unpretentious and hardy. Put them pretty close to each other. For the formation of the fence, starting from the 3rd year after planting, TUI cut, giving them the desired shape.
You must understand that such fence is very obliging. It does not fit with the typical wooden house on 6 acres with a greenhouse and vegetable garden. She is more consistent with an estate with immaculate lawns, mixborders, a large area of paving and imposing stone house. Care of such a barrier is not required, TUI does not burn from the spring sun, do not drop their foliage, keep their shape (young plants in the winter need to tie ropes to the snow is not deformed branches).
More economical, a folk alternative to expensive and pretentious hedge of arborvitae can be a tight fit in a row of Norway spruce, brought from the neighboring forest.
When cutting spruce growth by 1/3 of a Christmas tree turn into a dense cushion.