The hedges have become increasingly popular among owners of cottages and country houses. The desire of owners to create a harmonious design of the site is justified. Living fence not only is a decorative element that dazzles the eye, but carries a practical function. Shrubs protect from dust and dirt, hide the site from prying eyes of passers-by.
Green fence can be made of shrub crops. Most often used coniferous plants, such as arborvitae or spruce. However, it is possible to combine, as they say, with pleasure, and planted fruit bushes, for example, a dogwood, a cherry, a cherry or a sloe.
I would like to talk about the hedge of thorns. This plant is best suited for this purpose. So, what features should you consider and what advantages have this shrub, consider the following.
The turn is, as a rule, wild culture. Is a shrub reaching a height of 2 meters. The use of this plant as hedges is justified. First, the shrub quickly grows. Second, it has branches full of thorns. Third, the bushes are aesthetic.
The hedge of thorns is a cheap way to elevate the area its suburban area, because the seedlings can take in the woods. However, if you decide to use a planting for other purposes, for example, for the cultivation of wild plums, it is best to acquire the cultural seedlings. There are several varieties of turn, which differ in the size and taste of berries.
By the way, the fruit of wild plum are astringent taste, which makes them a delicacy for gourmets. But jam, jam, compote and other dishes are amazing. Suffice it to recall the marvelous recipes of our grandmothers on the basis of this product. Turn delicious in baking and desserts, besides it is extremely useful and is used as an ingredient in tinctures and medicinal preparations used in folk medicine.
Ornamental varieties are used as green spaces, are spectacular in appearance. The breeders brought several varieties, which in addition to its aesthetic parameters have a lot of other benefits.
Plum Terry different rapid flowering. The flowering period is quite long, which allows its use for ornamental purposes.
The turn has unusual purple foliage – it has dark purple leaves that turn green towards autumn. Flowers have pink and white color.
Prickly red plum has bright red leaves that change their color to green. This variety is resistant to frost and is used almost everywhere in our country.
A living fence of thorns create a General principle, however, it is necessary to take into account the characteristics of the variety.
Stage # 1. Training. In a selected portion of the layout. Then prepare the pit depth of 60-80 cm Width depends on the size of the rhizome, the main condition, to avoid creases roots. Pit digging at a distance of 1.5 meters from each other.
Stage 2. Fertilizer. When planting a prerequisite is a fertilizer. In the hole put a mixture of compost and manure, and calcium ( it can be mineral calculaterate fertilizer or ground egg shells). The plants are abundantly watered in two stages: first, water is poured into the open hole under the roots and then on top of compacted surface soil.
Stage # 3. Care. The hedge of thorns during his life requires regular cutting and thinning roots. This is due to the fact that the turn is rapidly growing and gives growth. In two years you will get a solid green wall. In addition each fall the turn fertilize.
- Order for the fence to retain the aesthetic appearance, it is necessary to monitor the distribution of seedlings, as a rule, the shoots grow from the root, creating an untidy appearance. In order to solve this problem, some gardeners dig in around the perimeter of the sheets of slate or metal sheets, creating a barrier to the roots. Or every fall it is necessary to thin the shrub, which is quite troublesome.
- The digging of the soil under the shrub stimulates the growth of seedlings, therefore it is recommended that this manipulation is carried out only as needed.
- A solid wall of thorns requires regular haircuts to generate a desired design, however, this procedure is carried out in the autumn, when the vegetation period is over, and the harvest of berries harvested.
The hedge of thorns is not only blooming fragrant object in your garden, but also a source of healthy and delicious berries.