Best4Hedging

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

05/12/2019
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How to Make Sure Your Hedging Doesn’t Interfere with Your Patio

Did you know, half of all gardens in the UK contain paving slabs or a patio/decking area? So whichever way round you are doing it – whether you already have hedging and are thinking of installing a patio, or you are looking at planting a new hedgerow around an existing patio – it’s important to follow certain procedures to make sure that the two don’t interfere with each other. The last thing you want is for any roots to grow underneath your patio and begin popping the slabs up. This... Read More

03/12/2019

The Best Time to Plant a Hedge

The million dollar question! But the answer is that there is no one best time to plant a hedge as it all depends on what it is your planting… We’re going to keep it simple for you. And that’s all there is to it! We always recommend to plant your hedging (whatever root type it may be) with Rootgrow and Bonemeal. Rootgrow will improve: disease and drought resistance, soil condition, fruit and flower production and the shock caused by transplanting – planting with Rootgrow will result in triple the growth rate compared to none treated... Read More

01/12/2019

Welcoming Wildlife Over Winter

As the cold weather of winter is finally upon us, days are shorter and food sources become scarce, the garden wildlife that are ever-present in the summer months search for a safe habitat for their annual hibernation. Unlike us humans, our small friends do not have the luxury of turning on the heating, putting on an extra jumper or enjoying a hot bowl of soup when the frosty conditions take their toll. The critters that visit our gardens face the task of finding a suitable resting place where conditions are... Read More

28/11/2019
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Things to Remember When You Have a Rural Garden

Some people would say that the best thing about living in a rural environment is having tons of outdoor space and the opportunity to spend as much time outside as possible. Having outdoor space doesn’t just mean that your family has room to run about and feel free, however. For many people, it means that you can use your room for gardening, growing food to feed your family and maybe keeping animals if you wish. Depending on how much you know about plants and growing, getting started in creating your... Read More

26/11/2019

December Gardening Advice

Snow is falling, all around us … Well not quite yet! But we’re definitely hoping for a white Christmas and it’s feeling like we could get one this year with the recent temperatures. We know it’s very tempting to stay indoors and stay warm but we can’t emphasise enough that now really is the perfect time to plant. Bare root hedging is still in its prime time for planting and it’s the most affordable way to get yourself a new hedge! If you’re looking for something a little more instant,... Read More

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.