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24/11/2021

December Gardening Advice

Snow is falling, all around us … Well not quite yet! But we’re definitely hoping for a white Christmas and it’s feeling like we could get one this year with the recent temperatures. We know it’s very tempting to stay indoors and stay warm but we can’t emphasise enough that now really is the perfect time to plant. Bare root hedging is still in its prime time for planting and it’s the most affordable way to get yourself a new hedge! If you’re looking for something a little more instant,... Read More

27/10/2021

November Gardening Advice

It may be getting a bit colder out but don’t let that deter you out of your gardens and abandon them when they need you the most. Once again we are back with our top 5 hedging jobs for the month and also with some information about bonfire safety! Remember, remember the 5th November… and remember the wildlife! Bonfire night is a great tradition that brings the family together whilst we watch beautiful displays light up in the sky and we warm our hands on the crackling bonfire. We have... Read More

20/10/2021
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What Are Root Balls?

Although there are a variety of different root types to choose from when purchasing hedging plants, some people, especially those who may be new to the garden, can find it hard to understand the differences. This blog is here to explain everything you need to know about root ball plants. If it was information regarding bare root plants that you were looking for instead, click here. So, let’s begin with what Root ball hedging plants actually are. These plants are field grown over a prolonged period of time (anything from 1 to 14 years!) before... Read More

01/10/2021

October Gardening Advice 2021

Autumn is well and truly upon us and our gardens are beginning to be painted with new colours and vibrance. Brush off that winter wardrobe and start to prepare yourself and your garden for the upcoming colder months. Here’s our list of gardening jobs that will keep you on top of your garden and welcome winter with open arms. Its also Halloween soon, a fabulous excuse to fill our gardens with spooky decorations. Planting & Pruning Root ball hedging becomes available this month and there’s still time to pre-order bare... Read More

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September Gardening Advice 2021

September brings with it a change in season and therefore a change in your garden’s needs. With forecasts for potential rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often, but don’t let the rain keep you from your garden! The bare root and root ball season is approaching, now is the time to prepare your garden for autumn. Plan Ahead You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of the freshest plants so you can plant during... Read More

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August Gardening Advice 2021

So far this summer we have had some very extreme weather which is largely understood to be the result of climate change. As the climate warms the rise of floods increases. This is because it’ll rain less often, but more heavily as warmer air can hold more moisture. Last week we had a really interesting chat with United Utilities who had sponsored a garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The Garden of Resilience (which won gold by the way!) is part of research project to monitor the... Read More

28/07/2021

the garden of resilience

Last week our team took a trip to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park and had a very interesting chat with the United Utilities team about climate change and extreme weather, something that now seems even more relevant with this crazy weather that we’ve been having! The Garden of Resilience was designed and built by Leon Davis Garden Design to demonstrate how our gardens can celebrate, conserve and reuse our rainwater. The garden features a range of resilient shrubs that can cope with prolonged periods of dry and wet... Read More

30/06/2021

July Gardening Advice 2021

We are in the full summer vibe now! And with the sun comes the need to water water and water… Here are July’s top gardening tips: Prune June-flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela after flowering. Prune deciduous magnolias if necessary. Fast-growing hedges such as Leylandi should be clipped as necessary throughout the growing season. Remove any reverted green shoots on hardy variegated evergreens, to prevent reversion taking over. Check for nesting birds before clipping any hedge! Continue to keep on top of removing moss and weeds from your paths and terraces, it’s not just the plants... Read More