In light of Ginuary, we’ve decided that it’s about time we celebrated making it through January (and another lockdown) with gin! We may not be able to head out to our favourite gin bars just yet, so lets bring the cocktails home. Ever wondered how gin is made? You start with a neutral grain alcohol and then add a variety of natural, distilled botanicals to reach the desired taste. The more skilled the gin distiller, the higher quality the product. Here are some examples of the botanicals added to give... Read More
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
Plants Delivered Rounding up 2019, we are proud to share that we supplied 1 million bare root shrubs to our customers and 40,000 root balls.200,000 potted plants were sold as well as 2km of trough grown instant hedging. To keep young plants protected, we’ve supplied 100,000 rabbit guards to our customers too. Sorry rabbits! Our customers 2019 marks 10 years of trading! This year we have opened 1337 new trade accounts and taken 10,000 customer calls. We are a gold trusted Feefo organisation and have been awarded this for 5... Read More
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
After the warmest winter ever recorded in history had its effect on numerous plant species, the nursery is finally starting to show signs of spring… Darwins Barberry Hedge Plants | Berberis Darwinii Hedging Evergreen, prickly foliage and bright orange flowers that appear in early spring. Flowering Currant Hedge Plants | Ribes Sanguineum Hedging A fragrant shrub with clusters of bright-pink flowers that are popular with bees. Forsythia Hedge Plants | Forsythia Lynwood Gold Hedging Vibrant flowers and attractive green leaves that are great for brightening up any garden. Lavender Hedge Plants | Lavandula Hedging... Read More
We should have known something was going on when one of the ducks managed to devour four slices of bread all to herself one day over the weekend and, sure enough, the new ducklings that appeared on the nursery today have solved the mystery behind her huge appetite. We’re thinking of naming each duckling after a hedging species, have you got any good ideas? Tweet me @best4hedging or post on our Facebook page with your suggestions.
This morning Kath, our wonderful Nursery & Dispatch Operative, hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning in aid of supporting others through Cancer. With the help of her children David & Lucy, Kath pulled out all the stops and baked up a wonderful assortment of treats. The lucky winner of the ‘ Coffee Beans’ competition was Sue – But! Instead of accepting her prize (half of the donations) Sue insisted on donating her half to Macmillan, such a thoughtful gesture. We all enjoyed a lovely coffee break this morning and tucked into the... Read More
Best4Hedging are industry leading experts with years of experience in growing and despatching hedging. Having sold over 1 million plants since we first began trading online 5 years ago, we are a reliable and trusted retailer of quality hedging plants. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with a huge selection of hedge plants, trees and topiary, all at competitive prices. Our busy team are located at our despatch centre in Lancashire and are available 7 days a week for sales enquiries, help and advice, and any other general queries you... Read More