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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

04/09/2019

September Gardening Advice 2019

September means the change in seasons and therefore a change in the garden is needed! With forecasts for more heavy rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often. However don’t let the rain keep you from your gardens, with the upcoming bare root and root ball season fastly approaching, now is the time to be preparing your gardens for the Autumn ahead. It’s time to plan ahead! You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of... Read More

03/09/2019
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Feeding hedges, shrubs and roses

The first thing we should address is if it’s actually necessary to feed your plants. And the simple answer is yes. However, this differs between different types of plants; whereas Roses and containerised plants require regular feeding, hedges and shrubs can get by with the occasional feed. Many gardeners presume that plants only need feeding when they begin to show signs of poor growth, however poor growth can also be related to other factors such as drought, pests and weather damage, rather than a lack of nutrients. So when exactly... Read More

Create a bee friendly garden 20/08/2019

Create A Bee Friendly Garden

Bees play an essential role in our eco-system and they need all the help they can get! So follow our handy guide on how to create a bee friendly garden that will have buzzing visitors in no time… Plant Bee Friendly Plants Planting wildlife friendly shrubs and hedging plants are a great way to attract bees and butterflies to your garden. One of the biggest challenges for bees today is the lack of food, so planting hedging and plants are a great source of food. Here are our top species... Read More

13/08/2019

Cooking with Lavender

Whether it’s for BBQs, baking or basting, Lavender can be used to add a touch of quintessential summer to your dishes and as you can pick it fresh, straight from the garden, you don’t have to worry about the shelves being empty. Lavender Roasted Potatoes Add a hint of the Mediterranean to a classic Sunday dinner with these simple roast potatoes. Ingredients4 large potatoes1 ½ tbsp finely chopped, dried Lavender2 tbsp Olive OilSalt & Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 180C. Wash the potatoes then, leaving the skin on, cut... Read More

06/08/2019

Garden Cheat Sheet: Time saving products that will help you achieve garden perfection in an instant

Making your garden look beautiful doesn’t have to take years of planning. If you are looking for quick fixes to get your home and garden ready for the summer, we have the complete cheat sheet to give you a helping hand in creating the perfect outdoor space, so that you can relax when the sun starts shining… Instant Hedging Far from being a one trick pony, instant hedging can be used to suit many purposes in your garden. Why not start with our matured, ready to plant instant hedging? Most... Read More

01/08/2019

August Gardening Advice 2019

This time last year we had just recovered from all of the the excitement of the World Cup. Along the World Cup we had one of the hottest summers on record and we think this summer has been one of the most unpredictable summers on record.  Now is the time to give your hedges a good final trim before the colder weather comes. The exception to this would be some conifers as they will continue to grow until October. Deciduous hedges to clip: Continue to deadhead shrubs, such as roses, to... Read More

24/07/2019
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How to make your House and Garden more Energy Efficient

With energy prices ever rising and global warming having an increasingly damaging effect on the environment, more and more people are looking for ways to lead a greener lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint. Making your home more energy efficient offers a huge number of benefits – it can reduce environmental harm,make your living space more comfortable, save you money on your utility bills,and even increase your property value. With this in mind, here are some top ways to make your house and garden more energy efficient.  Switch to solar... Read More

19/07/2019

The Benefits Of Gardening For The Elderly

The Benefits of Gardening for the Elderly Gardening is a popular activity across the UK and the across the globe. It can be beneficial to people’s health, for the elderly in particular, as it can strengthen muscles and joints, improve relaxation and enhance well being, to name a few. In fact,there are many benefits that older people can get from activities such as re-potting plants, planting vegetables and populating greenhouses. As dementia care specialists Helping Hands state, gardening “enables someone to get some air and sunshine while still staying in... Read More

09/07/2019

Creating a Pet Friendly Garden

Designing a garden comes with many factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right plants; soil type, environmental conditions, positioning are just to name a few, but one factor which can easily be ignored is the impact your plant choice can have on your pets. We all love and adore our pets, from the over energetic dog, to the lazy, Garfield like cat, and they hold a special place in our hearts, our homes and our gardens. Therefore, we want to be certain that our gardens... Read More