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Blur your garden boundaries

Blur your garden boundaries

Tall hedges or banks of greenery are ideal for concealing unsightly boundaries in your garden, and provide a pretty backdrop for an alfresco dining area. Hedges come in all shapes and sizes, some more manageable than others. When planting a new hedge it is essential to give honest consideration to the time you want to spend cutting it. Box will take some years to reach its mature height, yew even longer, but these will require only one of two trims per year. This green partition is simple and elegant and forms an intimate seating alcove.

Get the look: For an alternative to hedges, try long stems of garden bamboo or fast-growing plants, such as climbers and vines.

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