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hedging

06/08/2019

Garden Cheat Sheet: Time saving products that will help you achieve garden perfection in an instant

Making your garden look beautiful doesn’t have to take years of planning. If you are looking for quick fixes to get your home and garden ready for the summer, we have the complete cheat sheet to give you a helping hand in creating the perfect outdoor space, so that you can relax when the sun starts shining… Instant Hedging Far from being a one trick pony, instant hedging can be used to suit many purposes in your garden. Why not start with our matured, ready to plant instant hedging? Most... Read More

09/07/2019

Creating a Pet Friendly Garden

Designing a garden comes with many factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right plants; soil type, environmental conditions, positioning are just to name a few, but one factor which can easily be ignored is the impact your plant choice can have on your pets. We all love and adore our pets, from the over energetic dog, to the lazy, Garfield like cat, and they hold a special place in our hearts, our homes and our gardens. Therefore, we want to be certain that our gardens... Read More

26/06/2019

Create tantalising cocktails using ingredients from your garden

The sun finally seems to be peeping out from behind the clouds, which can only mean one thing… long summer days spent outside in the garden. And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than by mixing up your own cocktail concoction using ingredients grown yourself? These three simple recipes will keep you refreshed throughout the springtime and summer. Lavender Lemonade  Easy to grow and with a beautiful aroma, Lavender is full of goodness. If you’re tired of your average lemonade recipe, this is a great recipe to try,... Read More

17/06/2019

The Complete Lavender Hedging and Shrub Guide

Lavender is a popular hedging plant renowned for its aromatic fragrance, striking flowers and not forgetting the diverse range of uses in the kitchen and the health benefits that also add to the attractiveness of this stunning shrub. Lavender makes a fantastic addition to any space; whether it’s a kitchen garden, herb border, patio container or cottage garden, this wonderful plant will add a burst of colour and fragrance that will be difficult to beat. Here’s our complete guide to Lavender with planting guides, reasons to plants, the benefits of Lavender and... Read More

02/04/2019
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April Gardening Advice 2019

Now that the clocks have changed and we’re ‘springing forward’ towards better weather (hopefully), you’ll finally start to see your hard work from the winter months appearing as bright foliage and striking blossoms in your garden.  But it’s not time to sit back and enjoy it just yet, there’s plenty of jobs to do this month and here’s our pick of the most important: Planting and pruning You can still buy and plant bare root and rootball hedging and we have started our cold storage technique, for more information on this... Read More

28/09/2018

The best time to plant a hedge

The million dollar question! But the answer is that there is no one best time to plant a hedge as it all depends on what it is your planting… We’re going to keep it simple for you.   And that’s all there is to it! We always recommend to plant your hedging (whatever root type it may be) with Rootgrow and Bonemeal. Rootgrow will improve: disease and drought resistance, soil condition, fruit and flower production and the shock caused by transplanting – planting with Rootgrow will result in triple the growth rate compared to none... 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

16/02/2018

How To Make A Noise Numbing Retreat In The City

Are you someone who relishes city life? Having all the benefits of great shopping centres, transportation, and cuisine are appreciated, but the noise, pollution and traffic generally are not. This is why it is so important to create a really magical garden retreat where you can go after a mad day in the city. There are many practicalities to consider. First, gardens in cities are noisy. Cars, neighbours and trains are all disturbing. Often, your view may not be very inspiring either. Looking onto your neighbour’s forlorn front patio is... Read More

15/12/2017

Hot Holly!

English Holly hedge plants have an abundance of showy red berries that adorn the glossy green foliage in the autumn/winter, following the small spring flowers. Although Ilex aquifolium needs to be pollinated for berries to occur, this normally happens naturally in a hedging situation. Holly hedging is of great interest to wildlife, offering berries for birds to feed on and dense, evergreen foliage for year-round shelter. Ilex aquifolium ‘Alaska’ is another variety of Holly hedging, similar to Ilex aquifolium, but with a few added benefits. Ilex aquifolium ‘Alaska’ is hardier... Read More

10/11/2017

Protecting Our Wildlife- What You Can Do

It’s unsettling to hear in the news lately of a number birds of prey being illegally shot, poisoned and trapped across the country. Studies have been ongoing for a number of years and the figure of  incidents of birds being killed illegally is reaching almost 500. “The RSPB is calling for more to be done to protect birds of prey. Latest figures by the wildlife society show that there were 39 incidents off illegal bird killings in the South last year, with Kent and Hampshire being the second most affected areas.”... Read More