All gardens have boundaries. It is up to you to choose what type of material marks yours. If you want to do your bit for wildlife, plant a hedge and you will never look back.
Most of us inherit our boundaries, be it a fence, a railing or the plain walls of neighbouring buildings. On their own, these can be rather barren in terms of ambiance contribution. However, add an evergreen hedge and all is transformed. In addition to giving you privacy and creating a beautiful green backdrop to look at, you are providing much needed shelter and food for wildlife, transforming your outside space into a useful working environment for our precious birds, bees, insects and small mammals. Maintaining a hedge can be particularly important in built up areas, where urban birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators are finding ever fewer green places to make their homes. Read more Get your garden working for wildlife – plant a hedge