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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

bh blog The best time to plant a hedge 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

RSPB Approved Bird Friendly Hedge Packs 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

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

gardening tools on grass  hero 19/01/2018

Gardening Hacks and Handy Uses For Your Leaf Blower

So we’re nearly at the end of January (hurrah!), lighter days and warmer weather is on the horizon. We hope you have been in your gardens making preparations for the Spring. I’ve been doing some research this week on gardening tips and I thought I would share some with you all, because who doesn’t like taking shortcuts? Are you a regular at forgetting to water your plants, or have a holiday coming up? Try using a wine bottle as a self-watering bottle planter! (That’s one way to use up the... Read More

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Creating a Wildlife Friendly Feature – Customer Project

One of our customers and wildlife enthusiast was more than happy to share their latest gardening project with us. With our help, their aim was to create a diverse wildlife friendly feature to border an area of their garden that not only attracted wildlife but also looked great. What better way to achieve this gardening goal than with our RSPB approved bird friendly hedging bundles. These bundles include a selection of wildlife friendly plants, chosen not only for their benefit to birds and other garden critters but their fantastic aesthetic... Read More

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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

This wonderful robin popped into the hedge while i had the camera out and looked at me 21/11/2016

How Christmas Adverts Are Helping British Wildlife

It seems it’s the battle of the Christmas adverts this year with top brands showcasing their best efforts to spread the Christmas spirit through our TV screens. Here at best4hedging we love wildlife and everything wildlife related so when we saw that John Lewis chose The Wildlife Trust as its charity partner for its Christmas ad we were thrilled. Their advert celebrates British wildlife and reminds us how beautiful and special it can be, whilst inspiring the younger generation by making them more aware of the easy access they have... Read More

Why Plant Deciduous Plants in Autumn 18/11/2016

Why Plant Deciduous Plants in Autumn

Autumn is nature’s planting time and if you’re considering planting a deciduous tree or shrub in your garden, then NOW is the best time to get them in the ground. It might be too cold for us to leave the house without a hat and scarf, but for deciduous plants the temperature is perfect. It allows for healthy roots & efficient establishment. Deciduous plants planted in autumn have the best chance of fully establishing as they will develop new and healthy roots this time of year. Roots grow best in... Read More

IMG  small 11/11/2016

Lifting Bare Roots

Plants are now dormant which means (drum roll please) it’s bare root season! These plants offer a cost effective solution to create your desired hedge. We often suggest this root type to those wanting to plants a large amount of plants within a budget. Our other blog “what are the benefits of planting a bare root hedge?” explains why we can offer these plants at such a low cost. In this blog we take you behind the scenes and show you the process of how we extract our bare roots... Read More