Gar­den makeover Carol puts an ed­i­ble hedge and a food for­est on the menu

Feed the gar­den and it will feed you, says Carol, who sug­gests nestling a food for­est against this house and re­plac­ing a run­away hedge with an ed­i­ble screen

Your Home and Garden - - Contents - Text and per­spec­tive draw­ing by Carol Buck­nell. Il­lus­tra­tion by Imo­gen Temm.

Dear Carol

We have re­cently moved to Te Awanga and have a huge amount of land­scap­ing on our hands. We’d like to fo­cus first on the south­west side of the house and were won­der­ing if you could sug­gest a hedge to re­place the cur­rent one, which has got out of hand. We were think­ing about a fig hedge – would this be a vi­able op­tion? Also, the big macro­carpas planted on a bank are block­ing out the sun so we are plan­ning to chop them out – could you give us some ideas on what to re­place them with? Plus, the gar­den close to the house needs an over­haul. We have free-drain­ing soil and a mild cli­mate. Any ad­vice would be hugely ap­pre­ci­ated. Jo Moor­head, Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay

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