Leylandii hedging is the king of hedges quickly providing the privacy that you require. Leylandii are tough, a haven for wildlife and do a wonderful job. Leylandii do not like shade but will grow on almost any soil so long as it is not waterlogged and they respond well to annual clipping.
Hornbeam is a very useful hedging plant. It is very similar to beech in that it has green leaves in the summer and the dead leaves hang on the hedge for most of the winter. It clips well and makes a solid hedge. It is most suited to growing on heavy clay soils such as you may find in Sussex.
THUYA HEDGING (WESTERN RED CEDAR)
With its olive green shiny foliage Thuya is a useful alternative to Leylandii as a hedging plant. It is slower growing but makes an excellent hedge which clips equally as well. The foliage when freshly cut has an aromatic scent and the oils from the foliage are claimed to have medicinal benefits.
COMPOST, LEAKY HOSE, FERTILISER ETC:
Planting compost,fertilizer and leaky hose all have an important part to play in the successful establishment of your plants.We supply planting compost, and slow release fertiliser and Leaky hose is essential for watering your newly planted hedge if you are planting in the summer.