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PLANT HEDGES WITH BIG HEARTS

Hedges are planted for so many reasons. They can create a boundary between properties, an enclosure for privacy, or be used for screening off different parts of a garden. Clipped hedges consisting of only one plant type are also used in formal garden styles, while informal hedges consisting of different mixed plantings and even small trees are often used to create a more relaxed barrier for security purposes and as wind barriers, to attract wildlife, to curb suburban noise or as a background scene for other plantings. And now that food gardening has become such a vital trend, hedges are even used to help to stock up your pantry!

Indigenous hedges

Natal plum/big num-num

Carissa macrocarpa

A very attractive shrub with glossy, dark green leathery foliage and spiny stems. Fragrant, star-shaped flowers are followed by bright red, quite

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