Posted by: kathandroger | July 15, 2013

The Summer Hedge.

IMG_2265Our swimming pool is close to a minor road, and to save drivers causing calamity on viewing our nubile bathers, we decided to provide some screening. But what with? It isn’t needed in winter, when we want to get onto the ground for maintenance and planting, and I didn’t want the bother of having to do regular pruning.  If the hedge provided some winter sustenance that would also be an advantage. We have found the answer with a Jerusalem Artichoke hedge! Rapidly growing, dense enough to provide total screening and with a late summer flowering of pretty yellow blooms about 2 metres high. And any thinnings needed in winter go into Kath’s lovely soups or are roasted with some other veg. There is no need to change the site, so we haven’t the problem of getting rid of the ubiquitous plant, so for once it seems that food, screening and scenery have all come together.IMG_2264


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