gardening advice

unitdy hedge 01/06/2016

June Gardening Advice

Oh June, the time of year that welcomes that unfamiliar feeling of sun shining through your windows from the moment you wake up to the moment you’re ready to go to bed. It lets you truly forget about the cold weather and torrential rain (usually) and welcome the tasty BBQs, the smell of sun cream and increases the excitement of the closing minutes leading to the summer holidays. It also means us garden enthusiasts can spend hours upon hours in our own little patch of nature. But with so much time... Read More


National Gardening Week

Last week was National Gardening Week and it sent us all into a gardening frenzy. Started in 2011 by the Royal Horticultural Society, National Gardening Week is a week long celebration of gardening that shows the nations green side. Whether it’s getting together at your local communal garden, family fun at many of the events put on across the UK, or individual jobs that can no longer be put to the back of the mind, National Gardening Week has something for everyone. I spent most of my week appreciating my... Read More


10 reasons to choose Pyracantha

Pyracantha hedging, also known as ‘Firethorn’ – The Greek name for ‘pyr’ being fire and ‘akanthos’ meaning thorn, is a genus of thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae and is one of our most popular hedges with berries. I’m sure you can guess that with a name like that, it’s an exciting addition to any garden design as it’s can bring a garden to life with its fiery colours. Want to find out more? Here’s our ten reasons to choose Pyracantha: Its spiky nature makes it the perfect intruder barrier as its branches... Read More


Protecting your tender plants from frost and snow.

A delayed winter has brought a very cold end to January. As temperatures drop around the UK, our gardens welcome the frost and snow. These cold conditions cause the ground to freeze meaning roots are unable to take up water and plants suffer from lack of moisture. Tender plants are more vulnerable to freezing conditions, although tough evergreens should not be ignored, as extreme freezing conditions can cause large plants to freeze and heavy snowfall can disfigure the plants posture as it continuously gathers weight on its foliage. Although this... Read More


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


What are the benefits of planting bare root hedging plants?

The low price of bare root hedge plants is in no way an indication that bare root plants are of a lesser standard than any of the other root types we have available. Bare roots are an excellent, cost-effective option, especially when planting in large quantities. The reason that bare roots are less expensive than other root types, such as pot grown plants, is that they cost a lot less to grow, care for and despatch. Bare roots are grown in a field so they do not require annual re-potting,... Read More


How do I use Bonemeal?

When it comes to purchasing your plants, its not unusual to be bombarded with suggested fertilisers as everyone has their favourite. We highly reccomend using organic Bonemeal to ensure your plants get the best start to establishment as possible. The purpose of Bonemeal is essentially improving the quality of your soil by increasing the intake of nutrients plants need to develop. A great, slow releasing fertiliser, Bonemeal should be applied to the soil as opposed to the roots of the plant. You can do this by forking it through your backfill, ensuring... Read More

pulling weeds 10/07/2015

Summer gardening tips

There’s no denying that British summers are unpredictable, inconsistent and absolutely fantastic when the sun does decide to shine. But as much as we enjoy the warm weather, without the correct care, your garden may not. These summer gardening tips should help to keep your borders, lawns and hedges as happy as you in the sun.   If you notice your lawn beginning to look a little bit brown and bare, this could be due to the grass being cut too low. Often people think that mowing the lawn very... Read More

watering can 25/06/2015

When to water your plants – Watering tips for healthy hedging

When it comes to watering your hedging plants, it may seem quite obvious; water more in summer and less in winter, however, there’s slightly more to it than that to ensure your hedging plants get the correct care in every season. Firstly, over-watering is just as harmful to your plants as under-watering, which is why we’ve put this guide together to make sure you are giving your hedging plants sufficient quantities of water. The amount of water your hedging requires depends on various factors including the type of soil surrounding... Read More

bare patch in lawn 30/04/2015

Top tips for repairing bare patches in lawns

The last thing you want when you’ve just started planning all your summer BBQs and garden parties is to find a bare patch in your lush lawn but if you do, don’t panic! This blog can help you get your lawn back to best just in time for the BBQ season. Now is the ideal time to tackle bare patches in your lawn as the weather in spring provides the optimum conditions for your lawn to recover quickly. Autumn is another good time to fix problems with your turf as... Read More