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All About Instant Hedging

What Is Instant Hedging? Instant hedging is the ultimate way to achieve show garden standards without the wait. If you’re planning to make the most of the warm weather with garden parties and days spent lounging on the lawn, instant hedging can create an established hedge quickly, offering privacy, colour and texture. Instant hedging is grown in a metre long trough and is regularly pruned to give you a solid hedging unit that has already knitted together, both foliage and roots, providing a healthy hedge with a high success rate. Instant hedging... Read More


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 and burn off them mince pies with some good old fashioned gardening. Start working in the garden now and it will thank you come Spring. January is still a great... Read More

Trimming Leylandii 03/10/2016

October Gardening Advice

The mornings are getting colder and the nights are drawing closer, yes, it’s October and there is plenty to do in the garden this month. It’s time to finish off those late summer jobs and start preparing for the hardships ahead, so here’s our list of gardening jobs so you can keep on top of your garden and welcome winter with open arms. Lawn This is an ideal time of year to create new lawns from turf or seed or rectify summer damage by fixing patchy areas. As we are... Read More

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

Bare root hedging 05/10/2015

October Gardening Advice

We may be sad to see the sun and warm weather disappear for another year but it’s time to welcome the striking shades of autumn into our gardens! There’s plenty to do this month to finish off late summer jobs and start preparing for the cold weather that’s on the way, so use our list of October tasks to make sure you get everything done… Planting and pruning Root ball hedging becomes available this month and there’s still time to pre-order bare roots, ready to plant next month – both... Read More


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 different soil conditions as certain species are suited to dry soils whereas certain species thrive in wet soils. It’s important to make sure your soil is of a decent quality... Read More


Do I leave the hessian sack on root ball plants when I plant them?

A lot of people are confused when they see a large sack covering the entire root system of their plants and wonder whether or not they need to take it off. To solve any confusion, the answer is yes you should leave it on. The material covering your roots is called a hessian sack which is bio-degradable and will disintegrate over time, so there is no need to worry about having to take it off or any damage to the environment. It is important to leave the hessian sack on... 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

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


Do you sell anything to prevent weeds?

Here at Best4hedging, we stock two different weed suppressing products. The first being Mulch Mat, which is a biodegradable fabric made from 100% recycled materials. The second option is Mypex ground cover which is made from a woven fabric. Both of these products insulate the soil and protect your plants from weeds without the need for chemical weed killers (which can be detrimental to your hedge). You can find both of these weed suppressing fabrics in our range of Planting Essentials. For any further queries, head over to our Planting... Read More