Best4Hedging

19/11/2019
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Christmas Gift Guide

A best4hedging guide to choosing the right gifts this Christmas Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a new homer-owner, or filling the stocking of your green-fingered friends and family; we have created this guide full of great and unique Christmas gift ideas that last a life time… 1. Ornamental Trees Trees can help bring your garden or landscape to life. With prominent, colourful foliage during the colder autumn and winter months, you can make someone’s garden a talking point this winter season. The main features that ornamental plants... 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

08/11/2019

How well do you know your Soil?

The Best4Hedging guide to identifying your soil type Recognising what type of soil you are working with in your garden is essential before purchasing hedging plants or shrubs as different species prefer certain conditions. All soils consist of the same basic materials; a variety of mineral and rock particles, however the different concentrations of certain particles in each soil determines which of the 5 main soil categories it falls into. The success of your plants depends on how well they can deal with the conditions faced and whether they can easily absorb the moisture and... Read More

01/11/2019

Best4hedging’s Smashing Pumpkin Competition!

Our Competition 2019 All Entries Best4hedging want to see your creative side! Email in your pumpkin carving pictures for your chance to win an amazing gardening kit 🎃 email your pictures to [email protected] before midnight on the 31st October. Good luck and get creative! By entering our competition you agree to the use of your images on our website, social accounts and email newsletter.

01/11/2019

November Gardening Advice 2019

We know it’s getting cold outside, our cars are freezing over making the morning commute that extra bit harder, we’re grabbing that extra layer and then regretting it when we are warm in the afternoon. It may be cold but don’t let that deter you out of your gardens and abandon them when they need you the most. Once again we are back with our top 5 hedging jobs for the month and also with some information about bonfire safety! Top 5 hedging jobs for November Check tree stakes and... 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

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