rosemary hedge plants 07/03/2015

Hedging for dry sites

Not all of us gardeners are lucky enough to have perfect planting conditions but discovering your garden has dry soil doesn’t mean your gardening days are over. There’s plenty of hedging plants with low moisture and maintenance requirements that delight in dry situations and we’ve put together a list of our favourites for you to choose from. When looking for hedge plants for dry sites, the foliage can often reveal how well suited a particular plant is to long periods of drought . Hedging with grey-green or silvery foliage is a great choice for dry soils as... Read More

topiary cones decorating doorway 06/03/2015

Top 5 ways to use Topiary

The widespread use of topiary has exploded into artistic animals, contemporary cones and spirals, formal balls, and classic lollipops that can be used in a variety of different ways across domestic gardens, for large landscape projects and in splendid stately home gardens. Here’s our favourite 5 ways to make the most out of your topiary: Perfect punctuation Planting topiary standards or lollipops at intervals throughout a hedge is a great way to add height and structure to your borders. These topiary specimens can be formed using a variety of different... Read More