Category

FAQ’s

04/08/2015

How do I use Bonemeal?

When it comes to purchasing your plants, its not unusual to be bombarded with suggested fertilisers as everyone has their favourite. We highly reccomend using organic Bonemeal to ensure your plants get the best start to establishment as possible. The purpose of Bonemeal is essentially improving the quality of your soil by increasing the intake of nutrients plants need to develop. A great, slow releasing fertiliser, Bonemeal should be applied to the soil as opposed to the roots of the plant. You can do this by forking it through your backfill, ensuring... Read More

04/08/2015
,

How much Rootgrow and Bonemeal should I use?

Rootgrow can be applied in two ways. It can either be sprinkled into the planting hole in its granule form, or made into a gel, ideal for dipping bare roots. Apart from the 150g packet, which is granule only, all sizes of Rootgrow can be made into a gel formula or sprinkled. We recommend using the gel method for bare roots, as the paste will go much further and be more cost effective than granules. Please visit our Rootgrow page and click on the ‘How much do I need?’ button for... Read More

01/08/2015
,

Should I use horse manure?

Countless garden enthusiasts question themselves on whether or not to use horse manure as an effective compost. Here at Best4hedging, we are no strangers to using horse manure when planting a hedge, however it is not essential. If you have planted with our highly recommended Rootgrow and Bonemeal, your hedge will already be receiving a sufficient amount of nutrients to allow for healthy establishment. For those of you who are unaware of how to plant with these suggested nutrient enhancers, we have created an instructional video with running commentary to assist you... Read More

20/07/2015

Are your plants U.K grown?

At Best4hedging we pride ourselves on growing over 95% of our hedging plants within the U.K. All of our growing sites are managed by experienced nursery staff who nurture the plants until they’re ready for despatch. In order to provide the best hedge plants for our customers, we occasionally use specialist growers outside of the U.K. As with our local growing sites, we also thoroughly check the standards of non U.K sites to ensure they meet the high quality our customers have come to expect.  

20/07/2015

If the ground is frozen, can I plant? If not, how do I store my plants during cold weather?

The hardy covering of frost can be quite deceiving. When a ground frost is present it is usually only the top couple of inches of ground that is hard and cold, beneath the ground should still be a safe environment for your plants’ root system. There may be some complications when planting bare roots and root balls during frosts due to the availability of this root type, it is inevitable that some orders will be delivered after a frost as the ground may become unsuitable for our nursery team to be... Read More

20/07/2015

Do I need to prune my hedging plants on arrival?

It’s not unusual to be hesitant towards pruning your new hedging plants straight after planting, but you have no reason to be worried. It is a good idea to give your new hedge a light prune as this will encourage new growth in your hedge whilst also creating a uniformed shape from the start and will ensure all of your hedge plants grow at a similar rate. The only exception to this rule is Box hedging. Box should not be pruned straight after planting as the roots of Buxus plants require... Read More

20/06/2015

Can you supply larger plants than those on your website?

At Best4hedging we offer a huge variety of hedging plants in a great choice of sizes to accommodate most customer needs; however we understand that occasionally a project requires something outside of our usual size range. Due to our excellent industry contacts and years of experience sourcing high quality plants, including large hedging plants, we can always find exactly what you need. Simply call our sales team on 01257 261243 or email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help!

20/06/2015

What is your best price?

At Best4hedging we pride ourselves on maintaining low, competitive prices. We are always happy to provide bespoke quotes to trade customers and can offer discounts on orders of as little as £400. We have a great rapport with our loyal landscape and trade customers and are always keen to establish new business relationships, so we encourage you to get on board! To discuss your personal quote, contact our Sales team on 01257 261 243 or email us at [email protected] Please let us know that you’re a trade customer and we... Read More

20/06/2015

What should I do with my plants upon arrival?

At Best4hedging we emphasise the fact that our hedging plants are living things and require water, light and fresh air to survive. This being said, we understand that it is not always possible to plant straight away. Therefore, there are certain short term measures that can be taken to ensure your plants receive the care they need until you’re ready to plant. Bare root hedge plants – If you will be planting within a few days from delivery it is best to remove your hedge plants from the box or pallet... Read More

20/06/2015

When to plant hedging plants?

At Best4hedging we have a huge choice of different species and root types. Our vast range includes hedging plants that can be planted year round as well as hedge plants that can only be planted during the dormant season – Autumn to Spring. The main benefit of pot grown and cell grown hedging plants is that they can be purchased and planted year round so you do not need to worry about what time of year it is. For an easy to follow demonstration of how to plant a pot grown... Read More