Seasonal Gardening


Our Top 5 Christmas plants

The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown This traditional Christmas song has got us thinking. Yes, we know Holly is one of the most widely recognised symbols of Christmas – with its glossy, curling spikes and its bright berries, as red as Rudolph’s nose – there’s no denying the attraction of this Christmassy shrub; however, we want to see what other festive plants are out there, that have the potential to steal... Read More



“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus   Have you started to notice the frosty appearance of your breath in the cold mornings? Seeing this is a confirmation that autumn has well and truly arrived. As we left September this week and whooshed into October with a flurry of leaves, the tell tales signs of the new season have begun to appear everywhere. Although spring and summer are considered to be colourful seasons, it’s autumn that delivers warm, vibrant hues amongst the trees... Read More


Root Ball Hedging Season

Root Ball hedging season is really kicking off now and I thought I’d shine the spotlight on these beautiful plants and explain why they are such a great choice when planting a hedge. Root Balls are normally evergreen plants and are an ideal way for establishing a tall hedge quickly. Grown in fields, Root Ball plants are scooped out of the ground in November. Using heavy machinery, they are transported with their roots well protected by a ball of soil inside a hessian sack. Most Root Ball plants are only... Read More