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root balls

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

14/03/2017
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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

01/09/2015

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

20/05/2015

Why are some plants only available during winter?

At Best4hedging we have a great variety of hedging plants in a choice of sizes and root types. Pot grown and cell grown hedge plants are available year round, whereas bare root and root ball hedge plants are only available from November to April depending on the weather. The bare root season can be extended until mid/late May for some hedging species through the use of cold storage. Bare root and root ball plants are grown in a field and can only be lifted when they are dormant, as this process... Read More

garden shed 28/01/2015
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Storing Bare Root Shrubs, Root Ball Hedging and Container Grown Trees in Cold Weather

Although winter is a great time for planting, sometimes the weather can stop you in your tracks. If you find yourself with a new delivery of bare root or root ball hedge plants but the ground is frozen or water logged, this blog will help you to find the best way to store your plants until the conditions improve. Pot grown plants For container grown plants the first thing you need to do is keep them in their pots as this will protect the root mass from being exposed to freezing... Read More

21/03/2014

Is everything listed on Best4hedging in stock?

The vast majority of our hedging plants are in stock year round. However, some plant types are only available at certain times of year. These include bare root and root ball plants which are delivered from November to April but can be pre-ordered year round. If you pre-order any of our hedging plants, we will keep you up to date with the progress and expected despatch date of your order via email. All items will show either an ‘Add’ to basket button or ‘Prer-order’ button. If for any reason we cannot... Read More