May 24, 2019

The best protection is permeable

As every Chelsea gardener knows, the best way to protect your garden from wind is not a solid wall or fence, but a permeable barrier like a hedge.

This filters the wind, slowing it down, letting in fresh air to circulate among your precious plants and shrubs without damaging them.

A solid barrier on the other hand lets air crash over it like a wave – and then falls at the first gale.