Logan Streondj wrote:When I think living fences, I think about the functionality of a fence, where it keeps some stuff in, and others out.
For people and animals.
So I figure the best kind of plants for that is the prickly ones, like raspberries, blackberries, roses, buckthorns, hawthorns, thistles and cactus's like prickly-pear cactus.
Then there is fences for things like wind, and onlookers for which the best are evergreens, like cedar, juniper, spruce and yew. Most of Yew is also toxic/poisonous, other than the flesh of the berries.
I guess it would be possible to have the prickly ones on the sunny south side, and the evergreens on the starry north side.
Sorry to hear you had to move out. Though I don't know the circumstances, it's kinda like Paul said about having a business is a good idea.
For instance I don't know what economical benefit of willow might be, however raspberries, blackberries, roses, sea buckthorn, blessed thistle all have at least niche markets, so could help with some income, perhaps in seed or dried form. Eastern Cedar and juniper, produce edible berries, and are chewable mouth fresheners. Spruce has edible healing sap, seed, leaves, and Yew has some of the sweetest berry flesh.