Beech circle 20/01/2016

How does hardiness affect my choice of plant?

Over the weekend, we experienced a sudden change of weather as many of us here at Best4heding looked outside our windows and saw the long awaited snow that has people either jumping for joy, or hiding from the harsh weather. As the snowflakes fall and frost sets on the foliage of trees, the scenic landscapes begin to resemble a winter wonderland. With that being said, the cold conditions do make a number of gardeners panic as their attention turns to the survival of their plants and their ability to cope... Read More


When to harvest your hedgerow fruit

Edible hedges not only make a great garden feature with their spectrum of summer flowers and autumn foliage, but the fruits they produce make a tasty seasonal treat that cannot be rivaled for freshness. Being able to pick and eat berries and nuts straight from your hedging is one of the simplest pleasures of being a gardener, and sharing them with visiting wildlife is wonderfully rewarding. While most edible hedges produce their fruits between late summer and early winter, there are some exceptions, so we’ve put together this harvesting calendar so you never... Read More


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


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

ivy screens 18/08/2015

Late summer solutions for a quick garden makeover

So far August hasn’t delivered the long, hot sunny days we all dream of in summer, however with new predictions for an Indian summer, we want to help make sure your garden is ready for any last minute barbecues and garden get-togethers. It’s easy to spruce up your space and better your beds and borders with our quick and simple instant gardening solutions: Instant hedging Separate seating areas or partition problem areas with our instant hedging. It’s the ideal way to add immediate impact to your space and can provide... Read More

cell grown hedge plants 10/08/2015

Cell grown hedging plants

Hedge plants come in a range of different root types, available at various times throughout the year. Cell grown hedging can be both bought and planted year-round making it a great choice when planting a new garden hedge. There’s many more benefits to choosing this root type but first we need to understand what cell grown plants actually are. What are cell grown hedging plants? Cell grown hedge plants come with their root system surrounded by a small amount of soil and are a midway point between bare root hedging and pot... Read More


There is no Rootgrow/Bonemeal with my order?

To make sure that your Rootgrow or Bonemeal is safe during transit, we pack the products in the centre of pallet orders and at the bottom of box orders. We ask that you fully unpack your plants to ensure your Rootgrow or Bonemeal is not hidden inside your order. If after checking this, you still cannot find your Rootgrow or Bonemeal, please give our Service team a call on 01257 447 533 and they will be happy to help. For those unfamiliar with how to use Rootgrow or how to... Read More

hummingbird hawkmoth 24/07/2015

Mighty Moths – Why we should welcome the ugly duckling

It seems moths have a much undeserved bad reputation given that their large, fluffy wings can be a bit intimidating, especially flying directly at you when flicking the light on in a dark room. However, as with all insects, scary or not, they hold huge value in the biodiversity of your garden. As with many of Britain’s wildlife species, moths have suffered a decline in recent years with numbers falling by 40% in the last 40 years in southern Britain. However, it’s not all bad news as along with the... Read More

Leylandii hedge 23/07/2015

10 reasons to choose Leylandii hedging

When it comes to conifer hedging, Leylandii often steals the limelight, but with very good reason. This evergreen hedging plant brings a huge range of benefits to a garden, securing it a place in our top 5 most popular hedge plants. The fast growth rate, dense foliage and hardy nature are just some of the characteristics that make Leyland cypress a favourite garden hedge. Continue reading to find more reasons to plant a Cupressocyparis Leylandii hedge –   Our top 10 reasons to plant a Leylandii hedge – 1. Although... 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