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28/07/2021

the garden of resilience

Last week our team took a trip to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park and had a very interesting chat with the United Utilities team about climate change and extreme weather, something that now seems even more relevant with this crazy weather that we’ve been having! The Garden of Resilience was designed and built by Leon Davis Garden Design to demonstrate how our gardens can celebrate, conserve and reuse our rainwater. The garden features a range of resilient shrubs that can cope with prolonged periods of dry and wet... Read More

30/06/2021

July Gardening Advice 2021

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

27/05/2021

june gardening advice 2021

The sun is shinning and the birds are chirping in celebration of Garden Wildlife Week 2021! 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

25/05/2021

win your wildlife garden

This Garden Wildlife Week we are giving you the chance to win a wildlife garden! Supporting garden wildlife is essential to the health of our ecosystems.

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