I think I really like the idea of making natural fencing like the video shown. Can anyone tell me what plants to use for this purpose? These hedges don't have to be maintained but for once every couple to five years, I understand.
What kind of plants can make these hedges? Is there anything that can be used for another purpose besides just fencing?
I'm fine without the option, though. Can anyone point me toward more resources that I may more fully consider this technique? It's like beautiful art work to me. Thanks!
I think hedgerows are great, and there seems to be no end to what you can put in them.
I like this combination myself: Autumn Olive, Willow, Hazelnut, Mulberry, Black Locust, Spicebush, and Blackberry. The Mulberry and Black Locust might need to be coppiced/pollarded. And how about Comfrey along the edges as a root barrier to help keep things in their place?
Acanthus grass is another option I've seen used as a living fence.
George Washington advocated the use of Honey Locust for a living wall and hedgerow, but that is one mean plant to tangle with.
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Common Weeds And Wild Edibles Of The World (HD video)