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01/03/2020

March Gardening Advice 2020

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 to plant bare root and root ball hedges as the dormant season lasts right through until the end of April.... Read More

11/02/2020
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All About Pleached Trees

What is pleached hedging? Aesthetically presenting a ‘hedge on stilts’, pleached hedging is the training and sculpting of trees to form a flat framework above a very clear stem. The branches are shaped and pruned to form a foliage shape that appears similar to the shape of a well-groomed hedge, adding huge impact within a garden. Pleached hedging is not a new concept in the gardening world, it dates back to the time of Julius Caesar, used as a defensive barrier against cavalry. In modern days these trees have a... Read More

04/02/2020

February Gardening Advice 2020

As spring approaches, planting conditions are starting to improve so now is the perfect time to plant bare root and root ball hedging plants, shrubs and trees- take a look at our video for advice on how to plant a bare root hedge. There is still plenty of time to plant roses, but ensure you choose an alternative area in which roses have not previously been grown to avoid new plants being exposed to replant diseases. If you want to cut back your deciduous hedges, this can be done now to... Read More

29/01/2020

How to be an Energy Efficient Gardener in 2020

It looks like 2020 is set to be the year when the world begins to really understand the importance of getting to grips with climate change. As general consensus is beginning to change and we are all beginning to become aware of the need to be energy efficient it is important that in addition to governments and businesses, we all adapt everything in our daily lives to be better for the planet as well. Doing what we can to make our homes and gardens more energy efficient is important, and... Read More

29/01/2020
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Protecting Plants in Winter

Although winter is a great time for planting, sometimes the weather can stop you in your tracks. If you find yourself with a new delivery of bare root or root ball hedge plants but the ground is frozen or water logged, here’s a guide that will help you to find the best way to protect your plants until the conditions improve. 1. Watering Determining when frost will strike is not easy, especially with the unpredictable UK weather. However, as temperatures have dropped and frost is expected, watering two or three... Read More

22/01/2020
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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 25-27th January and do something great for nature.  How can I take part? Watch the birds for one hourChoose an hour over the weekend (between 25th and 27th January) to watch the birds in your garden or local park. Count the most birds that land at onceOnly count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of... Read More

16/01/2020

What We Did In 2019

Plants Delivered Rounding up 2019, we are proud to share that we supplied 1 million bare root shrubs to our customers and 40,000 root balls.200,000 potted plants were sold as well as 2km of trough grown instant hedging. To keep young plants protected, we’ve supplied 100,000 rabbit guards to our customers too. Sorry rabbits! Our customers 2019 marks 10 years of trading! This year we have opened 1337 new trade accounts and taken 10,000 customer calls. We are a gold trusted Feefo organisation and have been awarded this for 5... Read More

15/01/2020
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Innovative Gardening Ideas to Try in 2020

2020 is the year of customising our gardens to suit our own unique wants and needs. Gone are the days of identical-looking gardens outside identical looking houses. As a society, we are moving towards appreciating the need for individualism, our own specific tastes and needs and using our own creativity in our garden design. We all use our gardens for different things – whether growing your own vegetables is important to you, you need a space for the children to play or you love having an outside space to entertain... Read More

08/01/2020
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Gardening in the Rain – The Soggy Aftermath

With all this rain we’ve been having, it’s important to assess the damage and decide what the next step is for ensuring our plants are as healthy as possible! Heavy rainfall can be deadly to plants. As the soil becomes waterlogged, plants start to drown! This happens because water fills up the spaces in between the soil particles which prevents oxygen from reaching the roots. This causes the soil to stagnate which in turn, stops the roots from growing. How to beat the rain 1. Tell-tale signs of waterlogged soils... Read More

03/01/2020
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Gardening trends to inspire you in 2020

Garden trends have changed drastically over the past decade as people change the way they use their gardens and look to become eco-friendlier at the same time. Creating a practical space which is easy to maintain and comfortable to use can be a daunting task, but with a little planning and preparation, you can create an up-to-date and modern garden which will add that wow factor to your property. From plants, flowers and shrubs, to creating designated areas and secluded spaces in the garden, specialists Oeco Garden Rooms give us... Read More