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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

a hedge is a home blog 11/02/2021
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A hedge is a home

It is well known that modern agricultural methods have been a major cause of bird and other wildlife decline in the 20th century, as hedges have been removed for efficiency and pesticides have killed small insects that make up their diet. we have the power As we may be adding to the decline of local wildlife around our nation, we have the power to help with its restoration! Our gardens collectively make up more space than all the national parks combined, and there are lots of things we can do... Read More

Fantastic Foliage 04/02/2021

Fantastic Foliage

Often during spring, flowers take centre stage in a garden and your other plants have to wait until autumn to showcase the fiery colours that cloak their leaves and steal the show, but we’ve found a selection of hedging plants that have spring foliage fantastic enough to steal the limelight from the flowers and blossoms that decorate your beds and borders: Elder The slim, serrated leaves of this edible hedging plant appear early (sometimes even in January) and display a vibrant green colour complemented by a faint red edging throughout... Read More

bh monthly gardening advice feat 01/02/2021

February Gardening Advice 2021

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

ginspiration 22/01/2021
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Ginspiration

As the warmer weather is fast approaching, we are dreaming of those long summer evenings out in the garden with an expertly made (or so we like to think) cocktail. We may not be able to head out to our favourite gin bars just yet, so lets bring the cocktails home. Gin’s popularity has been on the rise due to three main factors: the craft beer and spirits movement, its versatility, and its affordability. It’s used and loved worldwide by many (including us) and it’s easy to see why. Gin has been... Read More

bh rspb big garden bird watch 05/01/2021
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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2021

Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 29-31st January and do something great for nature.  How can I take part? Watch the birds for one hourChoose an hour over the weekend (between 29th and 31st 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

bh monthly gardening advice feat 27/12/2020

January Gardening Advice 2021

It’s a new year and we can only hope that things will start looking up for our nation soon. In the meantime, there is plenty of opportunity for us to keep busy in the garden! Although January is often the coldest month, it’s also a great month to garden in preparation for a beautiful spring display. We should also be looking out for wildlife through this month, leaving appropriate food and shelter options and also making sure any water bowls haven’t frozen over. Find out how you can help wildlife... Read More

Our collaboration with Ourtunnelvision 19/12/2020
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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