I want to put some holly in my hedge when I plant it.
It's good at stopping people climbing it, gives some evergreen cover, good berries for the birds and can be used for Christmas decoration.
But after seeing the price of it per plant I decided I better try to find my own source!
The neighbours who I cut the tree up for (yesterdays post) have a huge old mansion that has a 4 acre garden with beautiful trees and vistas. So I asked if they had many seedlings they didn't want/need. They did, loads of them!
After being walked round and told I could help myself I went back grabbed a tub and a spade and got digging.
I managed to get 24 in half an hour, but the roots on them aren't that amazing so I decided to plant them up in a little nursery bed in the garden and see if they grow more roots over the winter before going into the hedge.
Hopefully this should help the cost of the hedge a little bit and also give a bit of winter cover.
What other seedlings do you think I should be going after for my hedge?