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Keep Your Plants Toasty This Winter!

It’s not just us that need protecting from the cold harsh winters. Cold conditions cause the ground to freeze meaning roots are unable to take up water and plants suffer from lack of moisture. Tender plants are more vulnerable to freezing conditions, although tough evergreens should not be ignored, as extreme freezing conditions can cause large plants to freeze and … Continue reading

January Gardening Advice

Let’s face it, January isn’t everyone’s favourite month. With the festive period now behind us and the last of the chocolate being finished off, we generally use January as a  time to hibernate and stay away from the cold. But January is also the best time to be making plans and goals for the year ahead, so let’s get motivated … Continue reading

‘The Ultimate Guide to Looking After Hedgehogs’ Clive Harris tells us how

Here at best4hedging, one of our passions is wildlife and we pride ourselves on providing wildlife friendly hedging and advice on what you can do in your gardens to help our furry friends. We follow a lot of Charites and organisations on social media and we constantly see the work they are doing to help. But it isn’t just organisations … Continue reading

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Hot Holly!

English Holly hedge plants have an abundance of showy red berries that adorn the glossy green foliage in the autumn/winter, following the small spring flowers. Although Ilex aquifolium needs to be pollinated for berries to occur, this normally happens naturally in a hedging situation. Holly hedging is of great interest to wildlife, offering berries for birds to feed on and … Continue reading

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Oeco Garden Room’s Advice On Helping Wildlife This Winter

Oeco Garden Rooms is a family run business and have been manufacturing and installing timber framed structures for over 10 years. The company was initially founded to satisfy the growing number of people who work from home and the essential need for more space and a separate working environment away from the main house. However, over the years our garden … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Wildlife- What You Can Do

It’s unsettling to hear in the news lately of a number birds of prey being illegally shot, poisoned and trapped across the country. Studies have been ongoing for a number of years and the figure of  incidents of birds being killed illegally is reaching almost 500. “The RSPB is calling for more to be done to protect birds of prey. Latest … Continue reading

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Gardens & Insects

Global declines in insects have sparked wide interest among scientists, politicians, and the general public. Insects make up 2/3 of all life on earth and German scientists say numbers of flying insects are in rapid decline with a 76% decrease since 1987. This decline is feared to provoke cascading effects on food webs and our ecosystem services. The precise cause … Continue reading

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RSPB Approved Bird Friendly Hedge Packs

Autumn is a time of change, a change of temperature as the months turn cooler leaving summer behind, a change of colour with the falling leaves leaving our streets covered in blanket of golden browns. We say goodbye to birds who leave for migration and hello to those who are looking for food for the upcoming months. This is the perfect time … Continue reading

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Creating An Evergreen Screen – Customer Project

Another day and another happy customer wanting to share their proud gardening achievement with us and all of our readers. The aim of this customer project was to create a large bushy screen in order to separate the front from the back garden whilst offering privacy from the main road located at the front of the house. The first stage … Continue reading

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Creating a Wildlife Friendly Feature – Customer Project

One of our customers and wildlife enthusiast was more than happy to share their latest gardening project with us. With our help, their aim was to create a diverse wildlife friendly feature to border an area of their garden that not only attracted wildlife but also looked great. What better way to achieve this gardening goal than with our RSPB … Continue reading

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