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Hedging Advice

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

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

27/03/2019
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Cold Storage- Air conditioning for bare roots!

It seems the warmer weather has graced us with it’s presence early this year, this certainly is every gardeners dream and we hope it continues over the weekend so we can all get out there and work on our gardens, or even just to sit back and enjoy a nice spring barbecue! “But with these warmer temperatures, we won’t be able to plant bare roots!”, we hear you cry, well fear not! Our bare roots are staying out of the heat and currently enjoying arctic conditions of below -3C. They... Read More

13/09/2018

Gardening Scams And How To Avoid Them

Sadly, gardening scams are alarmingly easy to pull off; a survey conducted by Which? members in 2015 found that 37% hadn’t checked if the tree surgeon they hired was properly insured or qualified. Rogue traders are able to operate at next to no cost and with zero qualifications so it’s vital that you call in a reputable firm if you want work done in your garden. Cowboy gardeners are nothing new; they may rock up at your front door promising a fabulous garden transformation, but end up leaving the space looking far... Read More

22/06/2018

Keeping Those Hedges Trim Next To Artificial Turf

Keeping Those Hedges Trim Next To Artificial Turf Artificial grass is trending upwards quickly with a reported 200% year-on-year increase in sales reported in the UK. Some companies are installing as many as 5,000 lawns per year. With a perfect, maintenance free lawn, you’ll now have plenty of time to make those hedges perfect, but it’s important to pick the right hedge to bolster the overall aesthetics. Taking care of it properly is important in making it match your artificial turf. Artificial grass saves you time and money Keeping up a... Read More

25/05/2018

Successfully Pruning Your Garden With A Chainsaw

A well-pruned garden is a sight to behold — and it’s an achievement requiring ample foresight, work, and skill. Of course, you can choose to do the job by hand with shears, but using a chainsaw is a much more efficient method in some cases. When pruning your garden with a chainsaw, you need to first take correct safety precautions to avoid injuring yourself — not to mention your greenery! Moreover, learning about standard trimming techniques for shrubs, trees, and hedges plays a huge role in creating a smooth, attractive finish and maintaining the... Read More

01/02/2018

February Gardening Advice

So, now January is done with (phew!) we can now start to look ahead and look forward to Spring. Making now the perfect time to start pruning and planting, you’ll thank us later. Planting conditions are finally 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. Read our top 5 hedging jobs to be done this month below:     General Maintenance... Read More

19/01/2018

Gardening Hacks and Handy Uses For Your Leaf Blower

So we’re nearly at the end of January (hurrah!), lighter days and warmer weather is on the horizon. We hope you have been in your gardens making preparations for the Spring. I’ve been doing some research this week on gardening tips and I thought I would share some with you all, because who doesn’t like taking shortcuts? Are you a regular at forgetting to water your plants, or have a holiday coming up? Try using a wine bottle as a self-watering bottle planter! (That’s one way to use up the... Read More

10/11/2017

Protecting Our Wildlife- What You Can Do

It’s unsettling to hear in the news lately of a number birds of prey being illegally shot, poisoned and trapped across the country. Studies have been ongoing for a number of years and the figure of  incidents of birds being killed illegally is reaching almost 500. “The RSPB is calling for more to be done to protect birds of prey. Latest figures by the wildlife society show that there were 39 incidents off illegal bird killings in the South last year, with Kent and Hampshire being the second most affected areas.”... Read More

20/10/2017

Gardens & Insects

Global declines in insects have sparked wide interest among scientists, politicians, and the general public. Insects make up 2/3 of all life on earth and German scientists say numbers of flying insects are in rapid decline with a 76% decrease since 1987. This decline is feared to provoke cascading effects on food webs and our ecosystem services. The precise cause for decline in insects is up for debate from a number of reasons such as changes in climate and changes in behavioural acts from insects, also changes in landscapes are... Read More