Hazels are long-lived plants, making 70-80 years if left to grow naturally, but much older trees are a common sight in our woodlands. The long, straight poles wore once highly valued for building and other purposes and these plants Continue reading
Trees are beautiful things to have in the garden, but we don’t all have the space. Yet some of the most productive and pretty trees can be sneaked in as part of a hedge or into the back of the ornamental border without taking up much room. Filberts and hazels make themselves useful in other ways, too – the routine pruning required gives rise to wonderful durable, flexible and long poles to make into pea sticks and plant and legume supports, hurdles, canes.