Stilted & Wall Frame Hedging

You are thinking about making a considerable investment in your garden and you may need some help to make sure you are not going to make a blunder, so please read on.  

First thing is to consider, is what you need these big plants for and your relationship with your neighbours, and if you plant them, how it will be received. If you think they are going to love the idea and want to help maintain the hedge/screen then you can use pleached trees right up to the boundary and they are very good at saving space.  You can garden under them whilst blocking out a view. If you think, and it is nearly always the case, that you will be looking after them yourself you must leave room to get to the back to allow trimming and tying in to the frame.

If all you want to do is hide and help make last an ugly fence or wall you could use the wall frames.  They instantly take you out of that imprisoned feeling that 6 foot fence panels create without gobbling up 6 feet of border.

Now for planting pleached trees.  We always recommend staking with 2 posts and a rail like these. You can buy from us or make your own, but it is the best way of securing them. If you are in a very windy spot use a second cross rail midway between the top and the floor to give the plant more anchorage and reinforce the support posts. To the face of the rail you need to fix rubber tree pads and belts to stop the rail rubbing the trunk and to strap the trunk to. (make sure the nail heads are sunk into the pad so they don't scratch at the bark). Best to do this once you have positioned the plants and it's a good idea to know where you are going to be digging the hole for the plant as you don't want to be digging where you have just banged in the posts. Some people like to leave the plants in big planters or pots, the same method of support is best used for them as well. Position the plant upright and fix the pad and belt and you're all but there. The frame incorporates the cane or post that that was used to shape the plant, leave it and tie it in to your support posts.

Pleached wall frames. They hardly need any support especially if they have a wall or fence behind them.

Standard trees should be planted much the same way. They look like mini rugby goals with the tree in the centre. 

Looking after them and getting them established.

For the first season or two you will need to tie in the branches at regular intervals to get them used to the shape of the guide frame and trim off spare growth you don't want. The guide frames are short lived and eventually they will degrade and need removing.  It is normal and by then the plants own branches will be thick enough to free stand. Once you have the effect you are looking for you will be able to clip the new seasons growth a couple of times a year to keep them to the shape you desire. Feed them in the spring taking care to read the instructions on the rate of application and give them water when they need it. Obviously if they are in pots you will need to do this far more often.

Very good luck and feel free to phone and talk before you get into any difficulty.

 

 

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  1. Carpinus B. Pleached 10/12 Girth Full Standard 120x150cm 70 Litre
    £304.50
    Full Standard stem with a girth of 10-12 cm with a frame above of 120 high and 150 wide. Ideal for screening out above a 2 metre fence. Learn More
  2. Carpinus B. Pleached 12/14 Girth Full Standard 120x150cm 70 Litre
    £348.00
    Full Standard stem with a extra heavy girth of 12-14 cm with a frame above of 120 high and 150 wide. Ideal for screening out above a 2 metre fence. Learn More
  3. Carpinus B. Pleached 25 Litre 7/9 Girth Full Standard 120x120
    £246.50
    Stem height 180/200 Girth 7/9cm Height of frame 120 X 120 cm wide Learn More
  4. Carpinus B. Pleached 25 Litre 8/10 Girth Full Standard 120x120
    £287.00
    Stem height 180cm Girth 8/10cm Height of frame 120 X 120 cm wide Learn More
  5. Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 20 Litre Pot
    £173.50
    Stem height 80/100cm Height of frame 120 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  6. Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 65 Litre Pot
    £333.50
    Stem height 65cm Height of frame 200 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  7. Carpinus B. Pleached Standard 14-16cm Girth
    £435.00
    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Tree, Height of stem 180-200cm, Girth 14/16cm, Height of frame approx. 1.5m x 1.8m wide Learn More
  8. Carpinus B. Rockhampton Red Pleached Standard 12/14cm Girth
    £388.50
    Carpinus B. Rockhampton Pleached Tree, Height of stem 180-200cm, Girth 12/14cm, Height of frame approx 1.2m x 1.5m wide Learn More
  9. Elaeagnus Compacta Full Standard 8/10cm Girth 45 Litre 120x150 Pleached
    £395.00
    8/10cm Girth. 190cm clear stem with a 120H.x150W.cm framed head above. Ideal for tall screening above a fence with minimal width. Better form if the site is a bit exposed with a narrower frame on a strong stem which holds it up better. Learn More
  10. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Half Standard 20 Litre
    £200.00
    90-100 cm clear stem with a 120hx100wcm framed head above. Ideal for screening above a fence with minimal width. Learn More
  11. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Standard 7/9cm 25 Litre
    £350.00
    7/9cm Girth. 2m clear stem with a 120x120cm framed head above. Ideal for tall screening above a fence with minimal width. Better form if the site is a bit exposed with a narrower frame on a strong stem which holds it up better. Learn More
  12. Ilex Crenata Green Hedge Pleached Tree
    £333.50
    Ilex Pleached tree, stem height 110cm, frame is 200cm high and 100cm wide Over 3 metre screen Learn More
  13. Ilex Nellie Stevens Full Std 80 Litre Pot 14-16cm Girth 100x150cm
    £495.00
    Stem height 190-200cm with a pleached framed head above 100 tall x 150cm wide on a extra heavy trunk of 14-16cm girth Learn More
  14. Ilex Nellie Stevens Pleached Full Standard 35 Litre Pot
    £362.50
    Bushy female shrub covered with scarlet berries all Winter. Pop in a male form or as long as there are other hollies locally they will be wreathed in fruit. Stem height 180m with a specimen frame of 120x120cm Learn More
  15. Photinia Red Robin Pleached 1/2 Standard 100x150cm Panel On 100-110cm Stem
    £290.00
    This plant has been formed like a living panel. The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can screen between you and a neighbour. Stem height 100-110cm, height of frame above 95-100cm & 150cm Wide.... Learn More
  16. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 50 Litre G 8/10cm
    £304.50
    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.9 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 1.2m high x 1.5m wide, Girth of stem 8/10cm Learn More
  17. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Std 8/10 Girth 80x110 Frame
    £265.00
    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 2 metre clear stem. The frames above are 80cm high x 115cm wide, Girth of stem 8/10m Learn More
  18. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full STD 8/9cm Girth
    £188.00
    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.9 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 80cm high x 115cm wide, Girth of stem 7/9cm Learn More
  19. Photinia x fraseri Pink Marble 55 Litre Pot Wall Frame 160x110
    £232.00
    Interesting form of this garden favourite. have a new foliage which is red when young having pink variegation. Frame is 160cm high and 110cm wide Learn More
  20. Prunus L. Brenelia Pleached Half Standard 50 Litre Pot
    £348.00
    Pleached frame measuring 120 cm tall and 150 cm wide sat atop a clear trunk of 110- 120 cm tall. Learn More
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