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Re: Establishing shrubs on site with heavy coastal exposure

Subject: Re: Establishing shrubs on site with heavy coastal exposure
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Nov 24 2020 07:51:39
I just found your initial post. The pix I sent you were California natives;
in fact the original ecosystem before the house was built. Plants
indigenous to the site or comparable nearby sites tend to do better than
aliens, and function to enhance the area ecosystem.

Cheers,
Wayne

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 1:44 AM Jonathan Astill <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

Morning all,



A client of mine would like to establish a belt of coastal shrubs on sandy
loam directly adjacent to a very exposed stretch of south-west facing, low
lying coast in Hampshire and will take a good battering from salt laden
wind. The belt is within a few metres of the high tide line. Suggested
species: Common Gorse, Heather, Sea Buckthorn, Blackthorn and Guelder
Rose.



Whilst the species are all deemed relatively tolerant of this exposure, I
am
wondering if the installation of a windbreak netting / mesh on the seaward
side for the first couple of years would benefit the establishment of the
young transplants? Any thoughts or tips from anyone with similar experience
would be welcome.



ATB



Jonathan



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