M D Scott wrote:I know that hops is used in brewing, of course, but is it a good edible plant to?
Jan White wrote:I like the ideas of asparagus, canefruit, and hazelnuts.
Some parts of the UK will support Camellia sinensis/tea.
You specifically mentioned you'd like an evergreen hedge, so I have to suggest bamboo. It would take some work containing it, but if it's not a huge space and your neighbours don't freak out it might be okay. Unfortunately, just about all the tasty ones seem to be running varieties.
Also evergreen, is Ceanothus. I have C. velutinus which I love. The flowers and resiny leaves smell amazing (sweet and spicy), pollinators love it, and it fixes nitrogen. The leaves make a nice tea. C. americanus is the one traditionally used for tea, though. Not sure how it compares to mine.
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:I don't think you would need to worry about fruit trees damaging your neighbor's foundation, unless they are VERY close (within five or six feet). Planting dwarf or semi-dwarf trees would also reduce the spread of the roots, if it's a real concern.
M D Scott wrote:I love the look of it! I know this might sound like a stupid question but what is edible? Is it simply the 'stem' near the base, the whole stem or everything including the wispy leaves?