Planting an RSPB approved Flowering Bird Friendly hedge is a great way to support the wildlife in your garden, providing food, shelter and adequate nesting sites for a huge number of bird species.
Bare root bundles are made up of a mixture of the following 5 species;
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)
Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
Guelder Rose (Viburnum Opulus)
As the only retailers of RSPB approved hedging, this bundle features a combination of five different hedge plants that will not only accommodate the needs of a wide variety of nature, but will also fill your garden with bright blossoms and colourful foliage. Our Flowering Bird Friendly hedging creates a thriving biodiversity, including a large number of insect species which along with the berries that decorate the hedge in autumn, provide a welcome supply of food for birds. Each hedging species in this pack has been carefully selected for its benefit to wildlife and ornamental value due to the profusion of fantastic flowers that will adorn the hedge in spring and summer.
Developed under licence from RSPB Sales Ltd. to raise awareness of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (charity registration England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654). For all licensed products sold by Best4Hedging Ltd, Best4Hedging Ltd will donate £2000 per annum to RSPB Sales Ltd, which gives all its distributable profits through Gift Aid to the RSPB.
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|Cell Grown x 50||20/40cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Sept 19||5-7||£69.99 (ex VAT)|
|Cell Grown x 100||20/40cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Sept 19||5-7||£119.99 (ex VAT)|
|Cell Grown x 250||20/40cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Sept 19||5-7||£249.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 50||40/60cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£49.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 50||60/90cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£65.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 100||40/60cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£79.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 100||60/90cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£109.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 250||40/60cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£199.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 250||60/90cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£259.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 500||40/60cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£329.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bare Root x 500||60/90cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | Nov 19||5-7||£439.99 (ex VAT)|
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This RSPB hedging bundle includes a mixture of flowering hedge plants that have been chosen by ourselves and the RSPB Conservation Team for their ability to provide structural diversity in a garden, a good source of berries, dense foliage for shelter and nesting, and an attractiveness to insects on which birds feed. Grown completely peat free to meet the RSPB’s conservation requirements, this Flowering Bird Friendly hedging pack will decorate your garden with a burst of colourful blossoms, whilst meeting the basic needs of a huge variety of wildlife. Gardening for wildlife is more of a long-term investment than a quick fix but planting one of our Bird Friendly hedging bundles can get you on your way to creating a wildlife haven.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) - one of the best native hedging plants for British wildlife.
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) - its early flowers are a great source of nectar.
Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) - fragrant flowers and good autumn colour.
Dog Rose (Rosa canina) - flowers attract insects and fruits are eaten by various bird species.
Guelder Rose (Viburnum Opulus) - seasonal colour provided by red autumn leaves and berries as well as white summer flowers.
Cell grown bundles are slightly different. They include Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) instead of Dog Rose.
RSPB approved Flowering hedging packs have all the practical features of a traditional hedge such as privacy screening, wind and noise barrier and property boundary, with the addition of attractive, showy flowers that add a lovely aesthetic to any garden and provide a positive contribution to the conservation of local birds and other wildlife. Flowering hedges are a great way to add colour to your garden and the various species included in this RSPB approved Bird Friendly bundle ensure your hedge has something to offer wildlife in every season. For best results mix the species in your hedge and avoid planting in single species groups.
You can use other native hedging plants to add more seasonal interest to your Bird Friendly hedge or simply plant as a stand-alone hedge for a great garden feature.
Our RSPB approved hedging bundles have an average growth rate, achieving about 20/40cm of growth a year once established and are ideal for hedges 1-4m high.
We recommend trimming your hedge in winter during the dormant period. You can also give your Flowering Bird-Friendly hedge a light prune in the summer but be sure to avoid pruning off the berries. Always check for nesting birds before carrying out any maintenance. Take a look at the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section for further pruning information.
We generally recommend that mixed hedging packs like this one should be planted in a double staggered row at 5 or 7 plants per metre (to give good density at the base which is important for wildlife habitat), but you can reduce that density to 3 per metre in a single row to economise and the plants will still form a good hedge. The rationale for a double staggered row is it provides greater density so is better for security and wildlife.
Our RSPB approved Flowering Bird Friendly hedging packs are available from November as Bare Roots, which can be pre-ordered from mid-summer, and year-round as cell-grown plants. All of our RSPB approved hedging packs have been grown peat free. You can buy RSPB approved Flowering Bird Friendly hedging from best4hedging online with total confidence in the quality of the plants you will receive.
*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page
Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries
99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.
We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.
Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.
You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.
Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale
Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).
Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.
Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.
We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.
We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong.
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.
Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.
Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.
You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.
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