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17/06/2019

The Complete Lavender Hedging and Shrub Guide

Lavender is a popular hedging plant renowned for its aromatic fragrance, striking flowers and not forgetting the diverse range of uses in the kitchen and the health benefits that also add to the attractiveness of this stunning shrub. Lavender makes a fantastic addition to any space; whether it’s a kitchen garden, herb border, patio container or cottage garden, this wonderful plant will add a burst of colour and fragrance that will be difficult to beat. Here’s our complete guide to Lavender with planting guides, reasons to plants, the benefits of Lavender and... Read More

12/06/2019
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All About Instant Hedging

What Is Instant Hedging? Instant hedging is the ultimate way to achieve show garden standards without the wait. If you’re planning to make the most of the warm weather with garden parties and days spent lounging on the lawn, instant hedging can create an established hedge quickly, offering privacy, colour and texture. Instant hedging is grown in a metre long trough and is regularly pruned to give you a solid hedging unit that has already knitted together, both foliage and roots, providing a healthy hedge with a high success rate. Instant hedging... Read More

04/06/2019

National Growing and Wellbeing Week

This week hosts the National Growing for Wellbeing Week,which was founded by Annabelle Padwick, who is also the founder of the amazing not for profit organisation Life at No.27. Built in 2019, the mission of Life at No.27 is to connect with, believe in and empower people; transforming lives through the power of gardening and growing our own produce. Life at No.27 first started as a blog 3 and a half years ago where Annabelle would write fun content for people like herself, a keen gardener but with no experience... Read More

30/05/2019

June Gardening Advice and BEED

Ah finally, summer is nearly here and so is butterfly and education awareness week! 🦋 Here are our top 5 hedging and gardening jobs for June… Clip evergreen hedges such as Privet (Ligustrum), Box (Buxus), Yew,  and Lonicera nitida if needed. Cut back tender shrubs such as hardy Fuchsias. Evergreens such as Viburnum tinus can also still be trimmed this month. When pruning, remember it is best to prune in the evening when the sun isn’t shining down on your freshly trimmed hedges. Prune out any remaining frost damage from affected evergreen shrubs. Rhododendrons can be lightly pruned after... Read More

23/05/2019

Get into Gardening to Improve Your Health in 2019

Many people love their gardens and enjoy spending time in them. It might be the fresh air, or the smell of the flowers. It could be the feeling of achievement after having tidied, pruned and having made the outside space look beautiful. But did you know that gardening is actually good for your health,and could be the ideal way to improve your health overall? Here are some reasons why: Lower Blood Pressure When you’re out in the garden making things look lovely, your blood pressure will reduce. That’s because you’re... Read More

Established Box hedge 09/05/2019

10 reasons to choose Box hedging

Buxus sempervirens, more commonly known as Box hedging, is one of Best4hedging’s top 5 bestselling species, and it’s easy to see why. The huge range of features that Box hedging offers makes it a great choice for a variety of different uses, with Box being most popularly used for formal hedging, low borders, parterres, knot gardens and path edging – and, not forgetting its frequent use as topiary. If all that isn’t enough to make you see why Buxus is a fantastic hedging choice, we’ve got 10 more reasons to help change... Read More

01/05/2019

May Gardening Advice

This month we have the the National Gardening Week which is running the 29.04.19-06.05.19 and also two bank holiday weekends – we couldn’t have asked for a better combination! May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. Before we dive into what needs doing this month, we thought we’d make the most of the nice weather this week and explore the nursery to see what has started to come into blossom… We have some lovely stock... Read More

26/04/2019

Harvesting Rainwater

The Advantages of Harvesting Rainwater We all know the biggest advantages of harvesting rainwater, such as saving on water bills and helping to protect the environment, yada yada, so this article covers some of the lesser-known and more unique advantages to rainwater harvesting. In other words, this article doesn’t match the first 10 you just read on Google! If you want to invest in harvesting water for indoor use, and you are prepared to make the investment, then you will save money on water bills, but if you want to... Read More

15/04/2019

Benefits of Native Hedging

When people hear Native Hedging they think of the British countryside and the farmer’s fields favourite. However native hedging is much more than that and they can be used in many situations including residential gardens. What are the benefits of Native hedging? The great thing about planting a mixed native hedge is the variety of features it includes: Pretty flowers Bright berries Evergreen foliage and autumn colour Wildlife interest Aesthetically appealing Suited to many garden types Wildlife Mixed native hedging is popularly used in informal settings but does just as... Read More

11/04/2019

Preparing Your Garden For Spring

As the winter weather starts to subside, it is time to get your garden ready for the start of he new season. Spring is the best time of year to get your garden ready for the summer months, and garden specialists www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk have put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of your garden this spring. General Garden Maintenance General garden maintenance is one of the first tasks you should tackle during the spring; this includes tidying up, weeding and cleaning. During the winter months debris such... Read More