best4hedging

14/04/2021

Flowering hedging

Planting a flowering hedge is one of the easiest ways to add colour to your garden and to create an ornamental feature among your evergreens. With a huge range of different species to choose from, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Here’s our favourite hedge plants that offer an abundance of impressive, bright blossoms! For white flowers, Osmanthus Burkwoodii is a fantastic evergreen with fragrant blooms that sit against a dark foliage. Similarly, Choisya Ternata displays small, star-shaped, white flowers that also release a sweet aroma. If you’re looking to... Read More

12/04/2021

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

01/04/2021
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April Gardening Advice 2021

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

01/03/2021

March Gardening Advice 2021

We are hopeful and excited for a summer full of socialising in the garden! Now let’s get our gardens ready… 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... Read More

24/02/2021
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beauty from hedging

Using hedging in beauty and healthcare products is incredibly popular. Plant ingredients have been studied and tested for hundreds of years with researchers finding cures for skin problems, headaches and heaps more! Find out how some of our hedging plants can be used in beauty products! Beauty Rosemary Oil is a key ingredient in many skin product that are focused on acne and oily skin conditions. It successfully hydrates the skin whilst controlling oil production, leaving your pores unclogged. Rosemary Oil also provides an antibacterial surface for the skin which... Read More

17/02/2021

Creating a Pet Friendly Garden

We all love and adore our pets, they hold a special place in our hearts, our homes and our gardens. So, let’s make sure our gardens are safe and the plants we are choosing aren’t putting our pets in any potential danger. Some plants can be toxic to pets; eating large amounts of some flowers, bulbs, berries and leaves can cause them to fall ill. The risk of severe poisoning however is very low, so there is no need to make this a priority caution when designing your garden. Our... Read More

11/02/2021

DIY Valentines craft ideas for green fingered romantics

Heart-shaped, hanging bird feeders This is the perfect gift for the wildlife fanatic. If your partner loves spending time watching birds visiting your garden, they’ll love these heart-shaped bird feeders, as they’re sure to attract plenty more birds. Garden pond – in a pot If your partner is desperate for a garden pond, but space just won’t allow – this is a great way to give them exactly what they want, and it costs a lot less than moving to a new house with a garden big enough for a real... Read More

11/02/2021
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A hedge is a home

It is well known that modern agricultural methods have been a major cause of bird and other wildlife decline in the 20th century, as hedges have been removed for efficiency and pesticides have killed small insects that make up their diet. we have the power As we may be adding to the decline of local wildlife around our nation, we have the power to help with its restoration! Our gardens collectively make up more space than all the national parks combined, and there are lots of things we can do... Read More

04/02/2021

Fantastic Foliage

Often during spring, flowers take centre stage in a garden and your other plants have to wait until autumn to showcase the fiery colours that cloak their leaves and steal the show, but we’ve found a selection of hedging plants that have spring foliage fantastic enough to steal the limelight from the flowers and blossoms that decorate your beds and borders: Elder The slim, serrated leaves of this edible hedging plant appear early (sometimes even in January) and display a vibrant green colour complemented by a faint red edging throughout... Read More