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Hedging Advice

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

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

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

18/12/2019
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Plants for a Perfect Winter Garden

For many plants, the frosty winter months are when their beauty really shows. Whether its blossoming flowers of a deciduous or striking evergreen leaves decorating the gloomy air, winter is the perfect season for dazzling garden colour and texture. 1. Colourful Foliage and Flowering Hedges The Viburnum tinus hedge which is a winter flowering evergreen the tiny pink bud-like flower clusters are changing into blue-black berries as we speak. Variegated species come into their own adding bright greens, yellows and creams to the winter garden at a time when everything... Read More

05/12/2019
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How to Make Sure Your Hedging Doesn’t Interfere with Your Patio

Did you know, half of all gardens in the UK contain paving slabs or a patio/decking area? So whichever way round you are doing it – whether you already have hedging and are thinking of installing a patio, or you are looking at planting a new hedgerow around an existing patio – it’s important to follow certain procedures to make sure that the two don’t interfere with each other. The last thing you want is for any roots to grow underneath your patio and begin popping the slabs up. This... Read More

03/12/2019

The Best Time to Plant a Hedge

The million dollar question! But the answer is that there is no one best time to plant a hedge as it all depends on what it is your planting… We’re going to keep it simple for you. And that’s all there is to it! We always recommend to plant your hedging (whatever root type it may be) with Rootgrow and Bonemeal. Rootgrow will improve: disease and drought resistance, soil condition, fruit and flower production and the shock caused by transplanting – planting with Rootgrow will result in triple the growth rate compared to none treated... Read More

28/11/2019
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Things to Remember When You Have a Rural Garden

Some people would say that the best thing about living in a rural environment is having tons of outdoor space and the opportunity to spend as much time outside as possible. Having outdoor space doesn’t just mean that your family has room to run about and feel free, however. For many people, it means that you can use your room for gardening, growing food to feed your family and maybe keeping animals if you wish. Depending on how much you know about plants and growing, getting started in creating your... Read More

19/11/2019
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Christmas Gift Guide

A best4hedging guide to choosing the right gifts this Christmas Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a new homer-owner, or filling the stocking of your green-fingered friends and family; we have created this guide full of great and unique Christmas gift ideas that last a life time… 1. Ornamental Trees Trees can help bring your garden or landscape to life. With prominent, colourful foliage during the colder autumn and winter months, you can make someone’s garden a talking point this winter season. The main features that ornamental plants... Read More