Hedging for coastal areas can be particularly important to protect your garden and other plants you would like to grow. There are particular difficulties which hedging plants must deal with if they are to grow well near the sea although many of these positive traits can also be beneficial for hedges grown a long way from the coast.
After a glorious summer, we are now having a good start to a more autumnal season.
The borders are still full of the flowering herbaceous. Salvias, Crocosmia, Rudbeckia and Anemone are all looking good.
The very long flowering Persicaria amplexicaulis and Knautia macedonica have been flowering for months - both are favourites with bees, hoverflies and many other insects.