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 … Continue reading

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How do I plant instant hedging?

Planting instant hedging couldn’t be easier. There’s no need to worry about calculating how many plants you need per metre as they have already been spaced out for you. Simply buy one 1m unit for every metre of hedge you require. Dig your trench to roughly the same depth as your instant hedging trough (approx. 30cm and slightly smaller for … Continue reading

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How is instant hedging delivered?

All of our instant hedging is delivered, on pallets, in the troughs or bags they were grown in. The troughs are made from either firm plastic or heavy duty hessian, both of which have handles at either end for easy manoeuvring. We use these materials to ensure your instant hedging units are as light as possible. All of our instant … Continue reading

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What does instant hedging mean?

Best4hedging offer a fantastic range of instant hedges, available in our most popular hedging species, which are perfect for achieving an established hedge quickly. Instant hedging refers to hedge units that have been grown in troughs (usually a metre long). These trough grown hedges have been regularly pruned whilst allowing the plants to knit together to form a solid hedging … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Can I send you a planting scheme to price?

Yes, we would be happy to price up your planting scheme. Please send a copy via email to [email protected]  or post, to the attention of Jamie. Please include your contact details so we can get back to you as quickly as possible. Five Acres Nursery, Dawbers Lane, Euxton, Lancashire. PR7 6EE

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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