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12/06/2019
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All About Instant Hedging

What Is Instant Hedging? Instant hedging is the ultimate way to achieve show garden standards without the wait. If you’re planning to make the most of the warm weather with garden parties and days spent lounging on the lawn, instant hedging can create an established hedge quickly, offering privacy, colour and texture. Instant hedging is grown in a metre long trough and is regularly pruned to give you a solid hedging unit that has already knitted together, both foliage and roots, providing a healthy hedge with a high success rate. Instant hedging... Read More

05/01/2018

January Gardening Advice

Let’s face it, January isn’t everyone’s favourite month. With the festive period now behind us and the last of the chocolate being finished off, we generally use January as a  time to hibernate and stay away from the cold. But January is also the best time to be making plans and goals for the year ahead, so let’s get motivated and burn off them mince pies with some good old fashioned gardening. Start working in the garden now and it will thank you come Spring. January is still a great... Read More

24/11/2015

Why are there holes in the leaves of my hedging plants?

Holes in the leaves of hedging plants can be quite common but are not a serious concern. They are often due to leaf scorch rather than disease and the damaged leaves will fall off as new foliage appears in the spring. An easy way to help prevent leaf scorch is by watering in the morning or evening when the sun is not strong. Any water remaining on the leaves may be evaporated by strong sun, which can burn through the leaves causing holes. This is not detrimental to the overall... Read More

21/11/2015

Why are the leaves of my hedging plants different colours?

Often with new plants the leaves can differ in colour, this is completely normal as the growing sites may vary. For example, a plant that is grown in a windier spot may exhibit different foliage colour to that of a plant grown in a more sheltered location. Soil type can also have an impact on the colour of the leaves due to the nutrients that are available. With some species of hedging plants the young foliage displays a brighter colour, however, as the plants mature this will even out. Once... Read More

20/11/2015

Do you offer a planting service?

Planting a hedge is really easy and the majority of our customers do it themselves or pass the responsibility onto a local gardener or landscaper. Here at Best4hedging we don’t offer a planting service however we can recommend a local member of the British Association of Landscape Industries, for large planting projects. For those willing to face the task by taking the ‘do it yourself’ approach, we’ve included some videos as a helpful guide as to what you need to plant a hedge. We also have some words of wisdom alongside... Read More

20/09/2015

How do I improve the quality of my soil?

Before looking to improve the quality of your soil, it is important to identify which soil type you are working with. Our previous blog will help you achieve this as it gives a quick guide to soil types ranging from clay, sandy, silty, chalky and loamy conditions. It’s also vital that you know what hedging plant species are tolerant to different soil conditions as certain species are suited to dry soils whereas certain species thrive in wet soils. It’s important to make sure your soil is of a decent quality... Read More

20/09/2015

What do you offer landscapers?

We appreciate the pressures that landscapers face with regard to short time frames, large quantities and high quality demands. With this in mind, we offer our landscapers a number of benefits, including: Committed delivery dates with guaranteed AM delivery times at no extra cost A huge range of species in every root type Bespoke quotes from our expert team with an immediate turnaround A great range of plant heights, from 10cm to 4m, with larger specs available on request Instant hedging, pleached trees, topiary shapes, trees, topsoil and turf are... Read More

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

01/09/2015

Do I leave the hessian sack on root ball plants when I plant them?

A lot of people are confused when they see a large sack covering the entire root system of their plants and wonder whether or not they need to take it off. To solve any confusion, the answer is yes you should leave it on. The material covering your roots is called a hessian sack which is bio-degradable and will disintegrate over time, so there is no need to worry about having to take it off or any damage to the environment. It is important to leave the hessian sack on... Read More