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06/08/2019

Garden Cheat Sheet: Time saving products that will help you achieve garden perfection in an instant

Making your garden look beautiful doesn’t have to take years of planning. If you are looking for quick fixes to get your home and garden ready for the summer, we have the complete cheat sheet to give you a helping hand in creating the perfect outdoor space, so that you can relax when the sun starts shining… Instant Hedging Far from being a one trick pony, instant hedging can be used to suit many purposes in your garden. Why not start with our matured, ready to plant instant hedging? Most... Read More

26/06/2019

Create tantalising cocktails using ingredients from your garden

The sun finally seems to be peeping out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing… long summer days spent outside in the garden. And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than by mixing up your own cocktail concoction using ingredients grown yourself? These three simple recipes will keep you refreshed throughout the springtime and summer. Lavender Lemonade  Easy to grow and with a beautiful aroma, Lavender is full of goodness. If you’re tired of your average lemonade recipe, this is a great recipe to try,... Read More

Established Box hedge 09/05/2019

10 reasons to choose Box hedging

Buxus sempervirens, more commonly known as Box hedging, is one of Best4hedging’s top 5 bestselling species, and it’s easy to see why. The huge range of features that Box hedging offers makes it a great choice for a variety of different uses, with Box being most popularly used for formal hedging, low borders, parterres, knot gardens and path edging – and, not forgetting its frequent use as topiary. If all that isn’t enough to make you see why Buxus is a fantastic hedging choice, we’ve got 10 more reasons to help change... Read More

13/03/2019

How To Create A Bird Friendly Garden

Our natural landscapes are continuously changing, and as we constantly endure the loss of more and more natural spaces to urbanisation. The difference you can make to local bird populations, simply by creating a bird-friendly garden, is huge. It’s not only beneficial to the birds – the enjoyment you will get from identifying the various new species that begin to visit your garden, is a reward in itself. The RSPB has recognised the following decline in bird species as documented by The Common Bird Census between 1970 and 1999: • Tree sparrow... Read More

Bug hotel 01/02/2019

February Gardening Advice 2019

As spring approaches, planting conditions are starting to approve so now is the perfect time to plant bare root and root ball hedging plants, shrubs and trees- take a look at our video for advice on how to plant a bare root hedge. There is still plenty of time to plant roses, but ensure you choose an alternative area in which roses have not previously been grown to avoid new plants being exposed to replant diseases. If you want to cut back your deciduous hedges, this can be done now... Read More

10/11/2017

Protecting Our Wildlife- What You Can Do

It’s unsettling to hear in the news lately of a number birds of prey being illegally shot, poisoned and trapped across the country. Studies have been ongoing for a number of years and the figure of  incidents of birds being killed illegally is reaching almost 500. “The RSPB is calling for more to be done to protect birds of prey. Latest figures by the wildlife society show that there were 39 incidents off illegal bird killings in the South last year, with Kent and Hampshire being the second most affected areas.”... Read More

13/09/2016

10 reasons to choose Western Red Cedar

One of best4hedging’s top ten best-selling species, Western Red Cedar, also known as Thuja plicata, is a popular conifer hedge plant which displays incredible shades of mid to dark green. This fantastic species has an abundance of uses in a garden and is a popular alternative to the famous Leylandii. Here are our 10 reasons to choose Western Red Cedar: It has a dense, bushy habit which can be utilised for an effective privacy screen, windbreak & noise reducing feature. Its evergreen foliage means its attractive colour will be present... Read More

01/08/2016

August gardening advice

Before I start talking about what to do in the garden this month, I want to begin by saying that the number one priority for august is to enjoy your garden and everything it has to offer at this time of year. Embrace the colourful flowers, enchanting scents and heaps of garden wildlife that are out in their numbers and (fingers crossed) plenty more sunshine. It’s summer time and its easy to forget that garden maintenance is a must, so here’s a few gardening jobs for august: Water – Remember to water and feed... Read More

08/07/2016

10 reasons to choose Griselinia littoralis

Griselinia Littoralis is a Best4hedging favourite and is one of our top 10 selling species. Famous for its large ovate leaves, hence its alternative name New Zealand Broadleaf, which display beautiful light shades of apple green. Not only utilised for its calming colour that has the ability to bring a relaxing ambience to a garden, it holds a number of benefits that validates its popularity in thousands of gardens and garden designs. Its popularity in gardens across the country has been noticed by The Royal Horticultural Society. As a result,... Read More

09/06/2016

Avoid injuries in the garden.

The signs of a British summer are finally here! T-shirt tan lines, hay fever, battles in the supermarket for the last disposable BBQ kit and one which I’m sure we are all guilty of, the constant moaning and repetition of “it’s too hot”. We spend most of the year hoping and praying that this summer brings a heat wave and when it finally comes, not a single person is prepared for it. Even Percy (our office dog/Best4hedging mascot) has been lying in the shade trying to escape the scorching sun.... Read More