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Hedging Features

20/10/2021
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What Are Root Balls?

Although there are a variety of different root types to choose from when purchasing hedging plants, some people, especially those who may be new to the garden, can find it hard to understand the differences. This blog is here to explain everything you need to know about root ball plants. If it was information regarding bare root plants that you were looking for instead, click here. So, let’s begin with what Root ball hedging plants actually are. These plants are field grown over a prolonged period of time (anything from 1 to 14 years!) before... Read More

flowering hedging 14/04/2021

flowering hedging

Planting a flowering hedge is one of the easiest ways to add colour to your garden and to create an ornamental feature among your evergreens. With a huge range of different species to choose from, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Here’s our favourite hedge plants that offer an abundance of impressive, bright blossoms! For white flowers, Osmanthus Burkwoodii is a fantastic evergreen with fragrant blooms that sit against a dark foliage. Similarly, Choisya Ternata displays small, star-shaped, white flowers that also release a sweet aroma. If you’re looking to... Read More

bh beauty from hedging 24/02/2021
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beauty from hedging

Fragrant hedging is very popular in beauty and healthcare products! The qualities and benefits of plant extracts have been studied and tested for hundreds of years with researchers finding cures for skin problems, headaches and heaps more! Find out how some of our hedging plants can be used in beauty products! Beauty Rosemary Oil is a key ingredient in many skin products that are focused on acne and oily skin conditions. The main component in rosemary extract is Rosmarinic acid. This is wonderfully calming for skin conditions like acne. Rosemary... Read More

a hedge is a home blog 11/02/2021
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A hedge is a home

It is well known that modern agricultural methods have been a major cause of bird and other wildlife decline in the 20th century, as hedges have been removed for efficiency and pesticides have killed small insects that make up their diet. we have the power As we may be adding to the decline of local wildlife around our nation, we have the power to help with its restoration! Our gardens collectively make up more space than all the national parks combined, and there are lots of things we can do... Read More

Fantastic Foliage 04/02/2021

Fantastic Foliage

Often during spring, flowers take centre stage in a garden and your other plants have to wait until autumn to showcase the fiery colours that cloak their leaves and steal the show, but we’ve found a selection of hedging plants that have spring foliage fantastic enough to steal the limelight from the flowers and blossoms that decorate your beds and borders: Elder The slim, serrated leaves of this edible hedging plant appear early (sometimes even in January) and display a vibrant green colour complemented by a faint red edging throughout... Read More

Our collaboration with Ourtunnelvision 19/12/2020
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Our collaboration with Ourtunnelvision

We have recently collaborated with professional Decor and Landscaper, James (@ourtunnelvision), contributing to his work with some of our wonderful, ornamental grasses in celebration of our shared passion for beautiful exterior design. James was seeking ornamental grasses for his client that would soften and compliment the new larch cladded build and the Cotswold stone drive. The client wanted visual impact that had a modern simplicity and created texture and movement at the house entrance with year-round interest. The plants also needed to be low-maintenance. After discussing the most suitable plants,... Read More

Festival Themed Garden 16/06/2020
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5 Top Tips for Creating a Festival Themed Garden

If you’re feeling blue about missing out on festivals this summer, then why not re-create one from the comfort of your own home? In this post, David Boultbee, from outdoor lighting supplier Ultra LEDs, explains how you can bring that festival vibe into your garden. With summer just around the corner, we’re approaching that time of year when there’d normally be a big music festival every other weekend. But with the outbreak forcing festival organisers to postpone their events until summer 2021, it looks as though music fans will have... Read More

bh pleached trees 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

bh Innovative Gardening Ideas to Try in 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

Gardening trends to inspire you in 03/01/2020
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Gardening trends to inspire you in 2020

Garden trends have changed drastically over the past decade as people change the way they use their gardens and look to become eco-friendlier at the same time. Creating a practical space which is easy to maintain and comfortable to use can be a daunting task, but with a little planning and preparation, you can create an up-to-date and modern garden which will add that wow factor to your property. From plants, flowers and shrubs, to creating designated areas and secluded spaces in the garden, specialists Oeco Garden Rooms give us... Read More