Real World Gardener Best Fit Gardening and LivingFences in Design Elements

November 12th, 2015

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

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Continuing with the series on best fit gardening. Living Fences

Conifers make great living hedges but may not suit your district.


1-COS_1805.JPGFences make good barriers between neighbours and for keeping out undesirable animals but what if you don’t want a hard fence?

A Living Fence is a fence made of living trees and shrubs either made from thorny or non-thorny plants.

It can also be called a green fence, or hedge.

Will a living fence work and what would you grow in your district?

Let’s find out by listening to the podcast. I'm talking with Garden Designer Peter Nixon


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Your living fence can act as a better windbreak that that solid paling fence, plus it also creates a home for beneficial insects.

Peter mentioned Grewia occidentalis ‘Lavender Star or South African Crossberry; Solandra longiflora or dwarf Hawaiian Chalice; Choisya ternata or Orange Blossom and of course rose bushes for cool districts.

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