When to plant a hedge
Evergreen and semi-evergreen hedging: Early autumn is ideal for hedging plants such as box, privet (semi-evergreen) and yew. However, they can be planted at any time from late autumn until late winter
Deciduous hedging: Plant beech, hawthorn and hornbeam any time from leaf fall. This is typically from mid-autumn until late winter
In all cases, planting is best delayed until the soil can be worked easily, especially if the ground is frozen or waterlogged.