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Wildlife Interest

22/01/2020
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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 25-27th January and do something great for nature.  How can I take part? Watch the birds for one hourChoose an hour over the weekend (between 25th and 27th 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

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

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

27/12/2019
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Christmas Gardening

The Christmas holidays are a great time to spend with the whole family. Why not turn your garden into a world of creating and learning for you and the kids… 1. Get Crafty with family and friends Wind chime The holidays is a great time to get crafty with friends and family. It may be a little chilly to be outside, but there are lots of garden accessories that would make your frosty gardens a wintry wonderland. Are the leaves in your garden dancing with the wind? Why not give... Read More

12/12/2019
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December Bird Spotting

See best4hedging’s top species of bird to look out for in your garden this month. Our natural landscapes are continuously changing, and as we constantly endure the loss of more and more natural spaces to urbanisation. The difference you can make to local bird populations, simply by creating a bird-friendly garden, is huge. It’s not only beneficial to the birds – the enjoyment you will get from identifying the various new species that begin to visit your garden, is a reward in itself. The number and variety of birds you see is... Read More

06/12/2019
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Christmas Hours and Delivery Information

The winter holidays are finally approaching and we hope you are all getting into the festive spirit! Below are our opening times and delivery dates around Christmas and New Year: Remember that you can still place orders on our website and if you would like to speak to anyone regarding deliveries, please ring the team on 01257 788 259 . Still dwelling on a few special gifts? Looking for inspiration for friends and family this year? Click here and have a browse through our Christmas gift guide for some interesting... Read More

14/11/2019
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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

A best4hedging guide to keeping your garden healthy through the winter season As the current cold temperatures have us dreaming of spring when we no longer have to get up that 10 minutes earlier to defrost the car, there are some preparations you need to make in the garden ready for the new season. Protect your Garden from Frost 1. Watering Water to prevent frost? Weird- we know. Adding water when frost is immanent can seem a confusing task, however wet soil will hold more heat than soil that is dry so it... Read More

23/10/2019
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Frog-Friendly Gardens

The amphibious family often found in our gardens will always have a special place in our hearts, almost all of us will have fond memories of encounters with these unique critters. Many of us will remember how they helped to educate us as youngsters with the wonder of metamorphosis. As children, we awed over the strange looking frog spawn in the local pond; the wriggles and squirms of tad poles and the development of small limbs that form our much-loved frogs. They are one of few species of garden wildlife... Read More

Create a bee friendly garden 20/08/2019

Create A Bee Friendly Garden

Bees play an essential role in our eco-system and they need all the help they can get! So follow our handy guide on how to create a bee friendly garden that will have buzzing visitors in no time… Plant Bee Friendly Plants Planting wildlife friendly shrubs and hedging plants are a great way to attract bees and butterflies to your garden. One of the biggest challenges for bees today is the lack of food, so planting hedging and plants are a great source of food. Here are our top species... Read More

13/03/2019

How To Create A Bird Friendly Garden

Our natural landscapes are continuously changing, and as we constantly endure the loss of more and more natural spaces to urbanisation. The difference you can make to local bird populations, simply by creating a bird-friendly garden, is huge. It’s not only beneficial to the birds – the enjoyment you will get from identifying the various new species that begin to visit your garden, is a reward in itself. The RSPB has recognised the following decline in bird species as documented by The Common Bird Census between 1970 and 1999: • Tree sparrow... Read More