Best4Hedging

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

15/10/2019
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RSPB Approved Bird Friendly Hedge Packs

Autumn is a time of change, a change of temperature as the months turn cooler leaving summer behind, a change of colour with the falling leaves leaving our streets covered in blanket of golden browns. We say goodbye to birds who leave for migration and hello to those who are looking for food for the upcoming months. This is the perfect time be thinking about the wintering bird species that need our help.  The RSPB are now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, founded in 1889, they continue to grow with... Read More

08/10/2019
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Understanding Bare Roots

It may sound like we’re stating the obvious but bare rooted hedging plants are pretty much exactly as the name describes; a plant with exposed roots, as opposed to being surrounded by soil. Bare roots are available from November to April, which is known in the gardening world as the dormant season. This is the natural resting period of plants, which allows them to be lifted, transported, stored and replanted without causing any shock or damage to the root system. So, now you understand what a bare root plant is, you... Read More

01/10/2019

October Gardening Advice 2019

Well we can well and truly wave Summer goodbye and say hello to Autumn. It’s not all doom and gloom though as Autumn is a wonderful time for gardens and with the change of seasons comes new opportunities and plans. So brush off that Winter wardrobe and start to prepare yourself and your gardens for the upcoming colder months. It’s time to finish off those late summer jobs and start preparing for the hardships ahead, so here’s our list of gardening jobs so you can keep on top of your garden... Read More

26/09/2019

10 reasons to plant a Mixed Native Hedge

Mixed native hedgerows hold so much value, not only within your own garden but also in the surrounding local area, so we’ve put together a list of 10 reasons why you should consider planting a mixed native hedge 1.As native hedges are species-rich, they provide a huge variety of resources for wildlife so you will be treated to a diversity of animals, insects and birds visiting your hedgerow. 2. Due to the assortment of species within a mixed native hedge, you will experience berries, seeds, flowers and colourful foliage throughout... Read More

20/09/2019

10 reasons to choose Privet hedging

Privet is one of our most popular hedging plants for a huge number of reasons, 10 of which you can find below. The dense foliage and seasonal interest make it a great wildlife friendly hedge and the hardy nature of Privet means it’s suited to a wide range of planting sites. Available in a selection of varieties and root types, there’s a Privet hedge to suit all gardens. Our top 10 reasons to plant a Privet hedge –  1. Privet is the ideal plant to create a traditional, classic looking hedge as its... Read More

10/09/2019

How to tidy an overgrown hedge and high hedge disputes

Tidying An Overgrown Hedge In any garden, a hedge whether tall or short, bushy or formal can be used to define property boundaries, screen unwanted views or noise, and provide an important framework for the layout and design of your other plants; however, without proper maintenance all of these structural values can be lost, especially if a hedge is left to become overgrown. If when planting a new hedge you choose the correct species for the size and type of hedge that you require, the issue of an overgrown hedge... Read More

04/09/2019

September Gardening Advice 2019

September means the change in seasons and therefore a change in the garden is needed! With forecasts for more heavy rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often. However don’t let the rain keep you from your gardens, with the upcoming bare root and root ball season fastly approaching, now is the time to be preparing your gardens for the Autumn ahead. It’s time to plan ahead! You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of... Read More

03/09/2019
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Feeding hedges, shrubs and roses

The first thing we should address is if it’s actually necessary to feed your plants. And the simple answer is yes. However, this differs between different types of plants; whereas Roses and containerised plants require regular feeding, hedges and shrubs can get by with the occasional feed. Many gardeners presume that plants only need feeding when they begin to show signs of poor growth, however poor growth can also be related to other factors such as drought, pests and weather damage, rather than a lack of nutrients. So when exactly... 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