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    Gardening by Patricia Jordan I am always being asked about hedges and the best plants to grow to create a harmonious environment while protecting the garden from passersby and marauding animals. The problem in having a thick hedge around a garden is the same as having a wall, in that it blocks air from penetrating and creates what is known as a ‘frost pocket’, trapping cold air in winter and hot air in summer. Through no fault of our own, our current garden is like that, as we inherited a huge Cupressus hedge almost all the way around our orchard, trapping the cold winter air and baking the plants in summer. And I thought that I had left all that behind in Scotland in my other large frost-pocket garden! In places like New Zealand where the strong prevailing winds are from the Antarctic, huge shelterbelts are necessary to grow anything...
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Fences, hedges and walls

Gardening by Patricia Jordan I am always being asked about hedges and the best plants to grow to create a harmonious environment while protecting the garden from passersby and marauding animals. The problem in having a thick hedge around a garden is the same as having...

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Fences, hedges and walls

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