June Gardening Advice and BEED

Ah finally, summer is nearly here and so is butterfly and education awareness week! 🦋 Here are our top 5 hedging and gardening jobs for June…

Clip evergreen hedges such as Privet (Ligustrum)Box (Buxus)Yew,  and Lonicera nitida if needed. Cut back tender shrubs such as hardy Fuchsias. Evergreens such as Viburnum tinus can also still be trimmed this month. When pruning, remember it is best to prune in the evening when the sun isn’t shining down on your freshly trimmed hedges. Prune out any remaining frost damage from affected evergreen shrubs.

Rhododendrons can be lightly pruned after flowering. More severe pruning should wait until the following early spring.

Prune wall-trained Pyracanthas, removing any shoots coming out from the wall, and shortening other new growth to about 8cm (3in). This encourages spur formation, and increased flowering relative to green growth. Information provided by the RHS

One of the main things to keep an eye on this month is them pesky weeds! They pop out of nowhere and no matter how long we spend removing them, they soon pop their heads up to greet us again, especially with the warm weather we have been having. We suggest investing into a weed killer, but be careful with weed killers if you have pets, find a pet-friendly one so their is no risk to our furry friends. Also be mindful of using weed killer close to ponds!

Left it too late for root balls and bare roots? No problem! RB & BR season will return next Autumn but Best4hedging are proud to offer an exclusive range of ready to plant instant hedges in our most popular hedging species. Our instant hedging units are mostly grown in one metre troughs and have been regularly clipped to shape whilst they’ve matured. Our instant hedges can be planted year round and provide a high impact straight away. As these plants have already been grown together and pruned to shape, they create a ready hedge, with the desired appearance of an established hedge that can take 2-5 years to develop in the garden. Not only have the plants of our instant hedging knitted together, the root systems have also established to form a strong foundation, resulting in a high success rate once properly planted.

In comparison with pot grown plants or root balls of the same height, our instant hedging plants are more mature as they have been regularly pruned to create a uniform height and width for a show garden standard result.

This week (1st-8th June) is Butterfly Education and Awareness week! We offer great RSPB approved bird friendly hedging but these are also great for bees and butterfly’s! Other hedging plants that butterflies particularly like are Lavender, Escallonia and Rosa Rugosa. View all of our wildlife friendly hedging here and to read more about Butterfly Education and Awareness week please see here.

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