Red Leaf Barberry Hedge. (5 shrubs for 30$). This thorny, brightly colored shrub is the perfect choice to create a barrier against unwanted traffic or to deter deer. Left to grow naturally it has 5-7' spread and height but can be pruned and maintained at a much smaller size.

Red leaf barberry hedge - thorny but colorful & creates a barrier against unwanted traffic ie:"deer" & other wildlife

The home guard: Police suggest 30 thorny bushes homeowners could plant to discourage ‘lazy’ garden thieves

The home guard: Police suggest 30 thorny bushes homeowners could plant to discourage ‘lazy’ garden thieves

Police have issued advice to householders to stop their homes being raided by thieves - telling them to plant giant rhubarb and prickly gooseberry bushes to put off raiders.

been looking a lot into the idea of gardening for home security.  Emphasis on edibles. Spiky Holly leaves

The home guard: Police suggest 30 thorny bushes homeowners could plant to discourage ‘lazy’ garden thieves

Want this!! BARBERRY 'ADMIRATION'

Barberry 'Admiration' is a real eye-catcher, having bright orange-red foliage with yellow margins. The color continues throughout the summer season. A thorny shrub of 2 ft x 2 ft.

Japanese barberry shrub is a thorny bush with red berries. Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' is one type that has purple leaves.

When Barbed Wire Becomes a Bush

Japanese barberry shrub is a thorny bush with red berries. Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' is one type that has purple leaves.

Thorny Bushes

Thorn bushes can be especially dangerous to remove because the thorns of some very bushy plants can poke you through the gloves!

Deterrent: The Giant Rhubarb would prove a formidable barrier for even the most determined burglar

The home guard: Police suggest 30 thorny bushes homeowners could plant to discourage ‘lazy’ garden thieves

Deterrent: The Giant Rhubarb would prove a formidable barrier for even the most determined burglar

Firethorn, or pyracantha, is a tough, very spiky ornamental evergreen shrub that has creamy-white flowers in spring

The home guard: Police suggest 30 thorny bushes homeowners could plant to discourage ‘lazy’ garden thieves

Firethorn, or pyracantha, is a tough, very spiky ornamental evergreen shrub that has creamy-white flowers in spring

Now we have the first frost it is the perfect time to pick Sloes from the Blackthorn bushes and make Sloe Gin that will be ready in time for Christmas. The Blackthorn is a spiny, thorny bush that h...

Now we have the first frost it is the perfect time to pick Sloes from the Blackthorn bushes and make Sloe Gin that will be ready in time for Christmas. The Blackthorn is a spiny, thorny bush that h.

Firethorn spiky impenetrable thorny bush (Pyracantha)  good in sun, drought resistant up to 6m tall. Berries white flowers , orange and red berries, Foliage all year

Firethorn spiky impenetrable thorny bush (Pyracantha) good in sun, drought resistant up to tall. Berries white flowers , orange and red berries, Foliage all year

Briar patches are thickets comprised of the overgrowth of plants, such as blackberry or raspberry bushes, that are both unsightly and potentially harmful due to their thorny vines. Common vines that ...

Landscaping: How to Remove Briars & Vines

Briar patches are thickets comprised of the overgrowth of plants, such as blackberry or raspberry bushes, that are both unsightly and potentially harmful due to their thorny vines. Common vines that .

Rosy Glow Barberry / 1 gallon pot: $6

~Red Barberry Shrub (Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea)~ Backyard hedge for privacy- left side by shed

Mugo Pine - zone 3-7-A landscaper's dream, there are hundreds of mugo pine varieties. Most offer rich, deep green needles that stay looking great all year and a compact mounded habit.

The Best Conifers for Your Yard

Mugo Pine - zone landscaper& dream, there are hundreds of mugo pine varieties. Most offer rich, deep green needles that stay looking great all year and a compact mounded habit.

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Types of Thorn Bushes

Deciduous buckthorn bears red berries in autumn. Although thorny bushes can be a challenge, when you select shrubs and their locations carefully, thorn-bearing bushes are highly valuable in the home landscape design.

Winter beauty with berries and thorns. Lots of varieties.  Picture: barberry in spring

When Barbed Wire Becomes a Bush

Japanese barberry shrub is a thorny bush with red berries. Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' is one type that has purple leaves.

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