Best4Hedging

08/11/2019

How well do you know your Soil?

The Best4Hedging guide to identifying your soil type Recognising what type of soil you are working with in your garden is essential before purchasing hedging plants or shrubs as different species prefer certain conditions. All soils consist of the same basic materials; a variety of mineral and rock particles, however the different concentrations of certain particles in each soil determines which of the 5 main soil categories it falls into. The success of your plants depends on how well they can deal with the conditions faced and whether they can easily absorb the moisture and... Read More

01/11/2019

Best4hedging’s Smashing Pumpkin Competition!

Our Competition 2019 All Entries Best4hedging want to see your creative side! Email in your pumpkin carving pictures for your chance to win an amazing gardening kit 🎃 email your pictures to [email protected] before midnight on the 31st October. Good luck and get creative! By entering our competition you agree to the use of your images on our website, social accounts and email newsletter.

01/11/2019

November Gardening Advice 2019

We know it’s getting cold outside, our cars are freezing over making the morning commute that extra bit harder, we’re grabbing that extra layer and then regretting it when we are warm in the afternoon. It may be cold 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! Top 5 hedging jobs for November Check tree stakes and... Read More

23/10/2019
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Frog-Friendly Gardens

The amphibious family often found in our gardens will always have a special place in our hearts, almost all of us will have fond memories of encounters with these unique critters. Many of us will remember how they helped to educate us as youngsters with the wonder of metamorphosis. As children, we awed over the strange looking frog spawn in the local pond; the wriggles and squirms of tad poles and the development of small limbs that form our much-loved frogs. They are one of few species of garden wildlife... Read More

15/10/2019
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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 be thinking about the wintering bird species that need our help.  The RSPB are now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, founded in 1889, they continue to grow with... Read More

08/10/2019
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Understanding Bare Roots

It may sound like we’re stating the obvious but bare rooted hedging plants are pretty much exactly as the name describes; a plant with exposed roots, as opposed to being surrounded by soil. Bare roots are available from November to April, which is known in the gardening world as the dormant season. This is the natural resting period of plants, which allows them to be lifted, transported, stored and replanted without causing any shock or damage to the root system. So, now you understand what a bare root plant is, you... Read More

01/10/2019

October Gardening Advice 2019

Well we can well and truly wave Summer goodbye and say hello to Autumn. It’s not all doom and gloom though as Autumn is a wonderful time for gardens and with the change of seasons comes new opportunities and plans. So brush off that Winter wardrobe and start to prepare yourself and your gardens for the upcoming colder months. It’s time to finish off those late summer jobs and start preparing for the hardships ahead, so here’s our list of gardening jobs so you can keep on top of your garden... Read More

26/09/2019

10 reasons to plant a Mixed Native Hedge

Mixed native hedgerows hold so much value, not only within your own garden but also in the surrounding local area, so we’ve put together a list of 10 reasons why you should consider planting a mixed native hedge 1.As native hedges are species-rich, they provide a huge variety of resources for wildlife so you will be treated to a diversity of animals, insects and birds visiting your hedgerow. 2. Due to the assortment of species within a mixed native hedge, you will experience berries, seeds, flowers and colourful foliage throughout... Read More

20/09/2019

10 reasons to choose Privet hedging

Privet is one of our most popular hedging plants for a huge number of reasons, 10 of which you can find below. The dense foliage and seasonal interest make it a great wildlife friendly hedge and the hardy nature of Privet means it’s suited to a wide range of planting sites. Available in a selection of varieties and root types, there’s a Privet hedge to suit all gardens. Our top 10 reasons to plant a Privet hedge –  1. Privet is the ideal plant to create a traditional, classic looking hedge as its... Read More

10/09/2019

How to tidy an overgrown hedge and high hedge disputes

Tidying An Overgrown Hedge In any garden, a hedge whether tall or short, bushy or formal can be used to define property boundaries, screen unwanted views or noise, and provide an important framework for the layout and design of your other plants; however, without proper maintenance all of these structural values can be lost, especially if a hedge is left to become overgrown. If when planting a new hedge you choose the correct species for the size and type of hedge that you require, the issue of an overgrown hedge... Read More