Our massive earth bank is now covered with 800 little hedge plants, all staked and guarded - bought from Wee Tree Nurseries in Somerset. They are so tiny it seems impossible that they will grow into a thick hedge.
For the record this is what we planted - 320 hawthorn, 80 blackthorn, 80 spindle, 80 hazel, 80 guelder rose, 80 field maple and 80 dogwood. The mixture will have some fruit and nuts for the birds, flowers in spring and the dogwood will have bright green and orange tips in winter. Can't wait!