bare root hedge plants

bh monthly gardening advice feat 01/09/2021

September Gardening Advice 2021

September brings with it a change in season and therefore a change in your garden’s needs. With forecasts for potential rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often, but don’t let the rain keep you from your garden! The bare root and root ball season is approaching, now is the time to prepare your garden for autumn. Plan Ahead You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of the freshest plants so you can plant during... Read More

Understanding Bare Roots 08/10/2019

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

P 13/12/2016

Planting for Wildlife – Our Collaboration with Denham Estate

Recently, best4hedging provided Denham Estate in Suffolk with a range of wildlife friendly bare root plants for a project in which they aimed to create a habitat of nest sites, flowers, berries and shelter for a range of British wildlife. Matt Driver from Denham Estate was more than happy to share his reasons for choosing our Ultimate Bird Friendly Hedging Bundle, his planting process and a fantastic selection of pictures. He said “At the Denham Estate we pride ourselves on putting an emphasis on conservation work, alongside the farming operations,... Read More

blog FAQs 04/09/2015

How do I use Rootgrow?

Rootgrow for plants can be applied in two different ways but the key thing to remember is that it should be applied directly to the root system. For root ball, pot grown and cell grown plants, you can sprinkle the granules into the planting hole. We’ve included an easy to follow video that demonstrates the two ways to apply this planting essential. For bare root plants, Rootgrow can be made into a gel form and the roots of the plants dipped into the mixture before placing into the planting hole. The... Read More

blog FAQs 20/08/2015

What are the benefits of planting bare root hedging plants?

The low price of bare root hedge plants is in no way an indication that bare root plants are of a lesser standard than any of the other root types we have available. Bare roots are an excellent, cost-effective option, especially when planting in large quantities. The reason that bare roots are less expensive than other root types, such as pot grown plants, is that they cost a lot less to grow, care for and despatch. Bare roots are grown in a field so they do not require annual re-potting,... Read More

blog FAQs 04/08/2015

How much Rootgrow and Bonemeal should I use?

Rootgrow can be applied in two ways. It can either be sprinkled into the planting hole in its granule form, or made into a gel, ideal for dipping bare roots. Apart from the 150g packet, which is granule only, all sizes of Rootgrow can be made into a gel formula or sprinkled. We recommend using the gel method for bare roots, as the paste will go much further and be more cost effective than granules. Please visit our Rootgrow page and click on the ‘How much do I need?’ button for... Read More

Hedging 26/01/2015

Don’t Hedge Your Bets: Plant Now for Summer – Huffington Post

In case you missed it last week, have a read of my article for The Huffington post, Don’t Hedge Your Bets: Plant Now for Summer – it focuses on why now is the perfect time to get planting and considers the many great features that a hedge can bring to your garden. Often people can choose a hedge before really thinking about the purpose they want it to fulfill, so I’ve put together 5 questions that you should keep in mind to make it easier when deciding which species of hedging to... Read More

shutterstock 11/01/2015

Getting kids wild about your garden

For children, a garden isn’t always a place of rest and relaxation – it’s a tactile treasure trove for the senses that’s just waiting to be explored. And this month’s Big Garden Bird Watch by the RSPB is an ideal opportunity to encourage your kids to get outside, get active and discover the secret wildlife world that’s been waiting just outside their window. All you have to do is pick an hour over the weekend of 24 and 25 January, and count how many birds you see, and what species... Read More