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09/07/2019

Creating a Pet Friendly Garden

Designing a garden comes with many factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right plants; soil type, environmental conditions, positioning are just to name a few, but one factor which can easily be ignored is the impact your plant choice can have on your pets. We all love and adore our pets, from the over energetic dog, to the lazy, Garfield like cat, and they hold a special place in our hearts, our homes and our gardens. Therefore, we want to be certain that our gardens... Read More

01/07/2019

July Gardening Advice

We’ve just had one of the wettest June’s in history and so our usual advice for July would be to keep on top of watering but you probably feel like you don’t need to! If the weather warms up and we get the sunny July we are promised, remember to water water water!  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... Read More

28/06/2019
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Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space With Instant Hedging

Summer is the perfect time to get out in the garden and enjoy the weather. There’s no need to stay cooped up in the house when you can still enjoy all of your home comforts, just with the sun over your head. With so many quirky ways to bring nature indoors, we have a few ideas on how to use instant hedging to bring the indoors outdoors instead. Designs and Styles Block out unwanted views When entertaining guests in the garden, the last thing you want is an unsightly view.... Read More

26/06/2019

Create tantalising cocktails using ingredients from your garden

The sun finally seems to be peeping out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing… long summer days spent outside in the garden. And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than by mixing up your own cocktail concoction using ingredients grown yourself? These three simple recipes will keep you refreshed throughout the springtime and summer. Lavender Lemonade  Easy to grow and with a beautiful aroma, Lavender is full of goodness. If you’re tired of your average lemonade recipe, this is a great recipe to try,... Read More

17/06/2019

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

12/06/2019
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All About Instant Hedging

What Is Instant Hedging? Instant hedging is the ultimate way to achieve show garden standards without the wait. If you’re planning to make the most of the warm weather with garden parties and days spent lounging on the lawn, instant hedging can create an established hedge quickly, offering privacy, colour and texture. Instant hedging is grown in a metre long trough and is regularly pruned to give you a solid hedging unit that has already knitted together, both foliage and roots, providing a healthy hedge with a high success rate. Instant hedging... Read More

04/06/2019

National Growing and Wellbeing Week

This week hosts the National Growing for Wellbeing Week,which was founded by Annabelle Padwick, who is also the founder of the amazing not for profit organisation Life at No.27. Built in 2019, the mission of Life at No.27 is to connect with, believe in and empower people; transforming lives through the power of gardening and growing our own produce. Life at No.27 first started as a blog 3 and a half years ago where Annabelle would write fun content for people like herself, a keen gardener but with no experience... Read More

30/05/2019

June Gardening Advice and BEED

Ah finally, summer is nearly here and so is butterfly and education awareness week! 🦋 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 pruned after... Read More

23/05/2019

Get into Gardening to Improve Your Health in 2019

Many people love their gardens and enjoy spending time in them. It might be the fresh air, or the smell of the flowers. It could be the feeling of achievement after having tidied, pruned and having made the outside space look beautiful. But did you know that gardening is actually good for your health,and could be the ideal way to improve your health overall? Here are some reasons why: Lower Blood Pressure When you’re out in the garden making things look lovely, your blood pressure will reduce. That’s because you’re... Read More

Established Box hedge 09/05/2019

10 reasons to choose Box hedging

Buxus sempervirens, more commonly known as Box hedging, is one of Best4hedging’s top 5 bestselling species, and it’s easy to see why. The huge range of features that Box hedging offers makes it a great choice for a variety of different uses, with Box being most popularly used for formal hedging, low borders, parterres, knot gardens and path edging – and, not forgetting its frequent use as topiary. If all that isn’t enough to make you see why Buxus is a fantastic hedging choice, we’ve got 10 more reasons to help change... Read More