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18/11/2020
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Our collaboration with Ourtunnelvision

We have recently collaborated with professional Decor and Landscaper, James (@ourtunnelvision), contributing to his work with some of our wonderful, ornamental grasses in celebration of our shared passion for beautiful exterior design. James was seeking ornamental grasses for his client that would soften and compliment the new larch cladded build and the Cotswold stone drive. The client wanted visual impact that had a modern simplicity and created texture and movement at the house entrance with year-round interest. The plants also needed to be low-maintenance. After discussing the most suitable plants,... Read More

30/10/2020

November Gardening Advice 2020

We know that this month is going to be another tough one for many of us as we head back into lockdown. It may be getting a bit colder out 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! Remember, remember the 5th November… and remember the wildlife! Bonfire night is a great tradition that brings the family... Read More

23/10/2020

Turn Your Garden into a Hedgehog Haven

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. “Experts have warned that Britain’s hedgehog population is decreasing so rapidly that they are being driven towards extinction. The species is one of those in decline, with numbers thought to have dropped by 30 per cent since 2003 to less than a million in the UK – down from estimated populations of 36 million in the 1950s.”... Read More

01/10/2020

October Gardening Advice 2020

Autumn is well and truly upon us and our gardens are beginning to be painted with new colours and vibrance. Brush off that winter wardrobe and start to prepare yourself and your garden for the upcoming colder months. Here’s our list of gardening jobs that will keep you on top of your garden and welcome winter with open arms. Its also Halloween soon, a fabulous excuse to fill our gardens with spooky decorations. Planting & Pruning Root ball hedging becomes available this month and there’s still time to pre-order bare... Read More

03/09/2020

September Gardening Advice 2020

September brings with it a change in season and therefore a change in your garden’s needs. With forecasts for potential rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often, but don’t let the rain keep you from your garden! The bare root and root ball season is approaching, now is the time to prepare your garden for autumn. Plan Ahead You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of the freshest plants so you can plant during... Read More

01/08/2020

August Gardening Advice 2020

So this summer hasn’t happened as expected but I hope you are all making the most of a the summer with exciting gardening plans alongside family time and lots of laughter. 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 extend flowering into early autumn. Spindly specimens that have lost leaves can be cut back... Read More

01/07/2020

July Gardening Advice 2020

We are in the full summer vibe now! And with the sun comes the need to water water and water… Here are July’s top gardening tips: Prune June-flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus and Weigela after flowering. Prune deciduous magnolias if necessary. Fast-growing hedges such as Leylandi should be clipped as necessary throughout the growing season. Remove any reverted green shoots on hardy variegated evergreens, to prevent reversion taking over. Check for nesting birds before clipping any hedge! Continue to keep on top of removing moss and weeds from your paths and terraces, it’s not just the plants... Read More

16/06/2020
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5 Top Tips for Creating a Festival Themed Garden

If you’re feeling blue about missing out on festivals this summer, then why not re-create one from the comfort of your own home? In this post, David Boultbee, from outdoor lighting supplier Ultra LEDs, explains how you can bring that festival vibe into your garden. With summer just around the corner, we’re approaching that time of year when there’d normally be a big music festival every other weekend. But with the outbreak forcing festival organisers to postpone their events until summer 2021, it looks as though music fans will have... Read More

02/06/2020

June Gardening Advice and Garden Wildlife Week 2020

The sun is shinning and the birds are chirping in celebration of Garden Wildlife Week 2020! Here are our top 5 hedging and gardening jobs for June… Clip evergreen hedges such as Privet (Ligustrum), Box (Buxus), Yew,  and Lonicera nitida if needed. Cut back tender shrubs such as hardy Fuchsias. Evergreens such as Viburnum tinus can also still be trimmed this month. When pruning, remember it is best to prune in the evening when the sun isn’t shining down on your freshly trimmed hedges. Prune out any remaining frost damage from affected evergreen shrubs. Rhododendrons can be lightly... Read More

01/05/2020

May Gardening Advice 2020

May is definitely the month we start to dream of summer and we can make a proper start to jobs in the garden. With Covid keeping us home, we have plenty of time to get started! 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 reverted green... Read More