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01/05/2021

May Gardening Advice 2021

May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. Let’s get started and enjoy some social time in the garden with family and friends! 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... Read More

simple ways to save our earth 21/04/2021

4 simple ways to save our Earth

Supporting our natural environment feels like a huge task. But, there are a few simple ways that we make a difference just in our gardens! Find out how you can fight air pollution and provide for wildlife below… choose hedging! By planting a hedge, you are supporting our Earth. Hedges are amazing at absorbing air pollution! As hedging has a lower growth height than trees, hedges are often more effective at trapping toxins from vehicle exhaust pipes. In March 2021, it was reported that 1 in 4 UK households are... Read More

flowering hedging 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

lavender hedging guide 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

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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

bh monthly gardening advice feat 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

bh beauty from hedging 24/02/2021
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beauty from hedging

Fragrant hedging is very popular in beauty and healthcare products! The qualities and benefits of plant extracts 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 products that are focused on acne and oily skin conditions. The main component in rosemary extract is Rosmarinic acid. This is wonderfully calming for skin conditions like acne. Rosemary... Read More

pet friendly hedging cats and dogs bh 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

Valentines Gardening Gifts 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