Best4Hedging

02/06/2020

June Gardening Advice and Garden Wildlife Week 2020

The sun is shinning and the birds are chirping in celebration of Garden Wildlife Week 2020! 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... Read More

01/05/2020

May Gardening Advice 2020

May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. With Covid keeping us home, we have plenty of time to get started! Here are our top 5 jobs… Pruning Prune overcrowded, dead or diseased stems of Clematis montana once it has finished flowering. Untangling the stems can be fiddly, but once you can see where you are cutting, you need not worry about pruning this plant, it will take even hard cutting back very well. Remove any reverted green... Read More

28/04/2020

National Gardening Week Competition

National gardening week is one of our biggest events of the year, where we encourage you to be out in the garden and enjoying nature. Luckily, we can still do just that as our gardens remain open for us to enjoy. However, if you are looking for something to do then you can help us! Gareth, our gardener, has lost his tools and now he can’t do his gardening, can you help us find them? Competition Rules There are 5 hidden garden tools on our website. A hand fork, a... Read More

30/03/2020
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April Gardening Advice 2020

Now that the clocks have changed and we’re ‘springing forward’ towards better weather (hopefully), you’ll finally start to see your hard work from the winter months appearing as bright foliage and striking blossoms in your garden.  But it’s not time to sit back and enjoy it just yet, there’s plenty of jobs to do this month and here’s our pick of the most important: Planting and pruning You can still buy and plant bare root and rootball hedging and we have started our cold storage technique, for more information on this... Read More

01/03/2020

March Gardening Advice 2020

Late March is a good time to move your evergreen trees and shrubs, providing the weather has warmed up slightly and the risk of frost is low. If the soil is waterlogged or frozen, it’s better to wait until next month. After moving, ensure you give your hedges and shrubs extra attention as careful watering is essential to their success in the first summer after moving. There is still time to plant bare root and root ball hedges as the dormant season lasts right through until the end of April.... Read More

11/02/2020
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All About Pleached Trees

What is pleached hedging? Aesthetically presenting a ‘hedge on stilts’, pleached hedging is the training and sculpting of trees to form a flat framework above a very clear stem. The branches are shaped and pruned to form a foliage shape that appears similar to the shape of a well-groomed hedge, adding huge impact within a garden. Pleached hedging is not a new concept in the gardening world, it dates back to the time of Julius Caesar, used as a defensive barrier against cavalry. In modern days these trees have a... Read More

04/02/2020

February Gardening Advice 2020

As spring approaches, planting conditions are starting to improve so now is the perfect time to plant bare root and root ball hedging plants, shrubs and trees- take a look at our video for advice on how to plant a bare root hedge. There is still plenty of time to plant roses, but ensure you choose an alternative area in which roses have not previously been grown to avoid new plants being exposed to replant diseases. If you want to cut back your deciduous hedges, this can be done now to... Read More

29/01/2020

How to be an Energy Efficient Gardener in 2020

It looks like 2020 is set to be the year when the world begins to really understand the importance of getting to grips with climate change. As general consensus is beginning to change and we are all beginning to become aware of the need to be energy efficient it is important that in addition to governments and businesses, we all adapt everything in our daily lives to be better for the planet as well. Doing what we can to make our homes and gardens more energy efficient is important, and... Read More

29/01/2020
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Protecting Plants in Winter

Although winter is a great time for planting, sometimes the weather can stop you in your tracks. If you find yourself with a new delivery of bare root or root ball hedge plants but the ground is frozen or water logged, here’s a guide that will help you to find the best way to protect your plants until the conditions improve. 1. Watering Determining when frost will strike is not easy, especially with the unpredictable UK weather. However, as temperatures have dropped and frost is expected, watering two or three... Read More

22/01/2020
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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 25-27th January and do something great for nature.  How can I take part? Watch the birds for one hourChoose an hour over the weekend (between 25th and 27th January) to watch the birds in your garden or local park. Count the most birds that land at onceOnly count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of... Read More