Tag

gardening

04/09/2019

September Gardening Advice 2019

September means the change in seasons and therefore a change in the garden is needed! With forecasts for more heavy rain fall, we may be grabbing our rain coats a lot more often. However don’t let the rain keep you from your gardens, with the upcoming bare root and root ball season fastly approaching, now is the time to be preparing your gardens for the Autumn ahead. It’s time to plan ahead! You can now pre-order cost effective bare roots and impacting root balls to ensure you get priority of... Read More

28/06/2019
,

Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space With Instant Hedging

Summer is the perfect time to get out in the garden and enjoy the weather. There’s no need to stay cooped up in the house when you can still enjoy all of your home comforts, just with the sun over your head. With so many quirky ways to bring nature indoors, we have a few ideas on how to use instant hedging to bring the indoors outdoors instead. Designs and Styles Block out unwanted views When entertaining guests in the garden, the last thing you want is an unsightly view.... Read More

11/04/2019

Preparing Your Garden For Spring

As the winter weather starts to subside, it is time to get your garden ready for the start of he new season. Spring is the best time of year to get your garden ready for the summer months, and garden specialists www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk have put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of your garden this spring. General Garden Maintenance General garden maintenance is one of the first tasks you should tackle during the spring; this includes tidying up, weeding and cleaning. During the winter months debris such... Read More

18/01/2019

Beat The January Blues

January can be a very long, miserable month and we would like to make it a little easier for you, helping best we can. Although it’s cold and wet, getting out in your gardens not only does your garden a favour but also your health. Let’s see how gardening can help with your mind and body. 1. Gardening To Help Your Mind How does gardening decrease depression and anxiety? ‘From a clinical research perspective, the positive effects of gardening on anxiety make sense. Most obviously, gardening provides a way to... Read More

13/09/2018

Gardening Scams And How To Avoid Them

Sadly, gardening scams are alarmingly easy to pull off; a survey conducted by Which? members in 2015 found that 37% hadn’t checked if the tree surgeon they hired was properly insured or qualified. Rogue traders are able to operate at next to no cost and with zero qualifications so it’s vital that you call in a reputable firm if you want work done in your garden. Cowboy gardeners are nothing new; they may rock up at your front door promising a fabulous garden transformation, but end up leaving the space looking far... Read More

14/03/2017
,

Creating An Evergreen Screen – Customer Project

Another day and another happy customer wanting to share their proud gardening achievement with us and all of our readers. The aim of this customer project was to create a large bushy screen in order to separate the front from the back garden whilst offering privacy from the main road located at the front of the house. The first stage of any hedge planting project is finding the right species. A huge part of our award winning sales team role is to help our customers choose the right species to... Read More

11/11/2016
,

Lifting Bare Roots

Plants are now dormant which means (drum roll please) it’s bare root season! These plants offer a cost effective solution to create your desired hedge. We often suggest this root type to those wanting to plants a large amount of plants within a budget. Our other blog “what are the benefits of planting a bare root hedge?” explains why we can offer these plants at such a low cost. In this blog we take you behind the scenes and show you the process of how we extract our bare roots... 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

pruning an evergreen hedge 01/05/2016

May Gardening Advice

Whilst the weather in May can be very unpredictable; varying between a heatwave one week, late frosts the next and a downpour the week after, your garden still needs plenty of attention, especially if you’re hoping for the weather to stay nice long enough to get the BBQ out. So, here’s our top gardening jobs for May to keep you busy when the weather allows: Planting and pruning Look out for reverted green shoots on your evergreens and remove them to avoid reversion taking over. Give your evergreen hedging a... Read More

Viburnum hedging 04/04/2016
,

Signs of spring on the nursery

After the warmest winter ever recorded in history had its effect on numerous plant species, the nursery is finally starting to show signs of spring… Darwins Barberry Hedge Plants | Berberis Darwinii Hedging Evergreen, prickly foliage and bright orange flowers that appear in early spring. Flowering Currant Hedge Plants | Ribes Sanguineum Hedging A fragrant shrub with clusters of bright-pink flowers that are popular with bees. Forsythia Hedge Plants | Forsythia Lynwood Gold Hedging Vibrant flowers and attractive green leaves that are great for brightening up any garden. Lavender Hedge Plants | Lavandula Hedging... Read More