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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

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

09/02/2018

We Love Wildlife

Hedging has many properties that benefit local wildlife and this is more evident than ever in recent studies showing that hedgehog numbers have plummeted by half in the UK countryside since 2000. This is due to a number of reasons but one of them is from the loss of hedgerows and the continual urban sprawl. People are using fence panels instead of hedges for privacy, not only is this more expensive than planting a hedge, it isn’t as good looking either! Hedging is a wonderful source of food for wildlife... Read More

04/01/2018

‘The Ultimate Guide to Looking After Hedgehogs’ Clive Harris tells us how

Here at best4hedging, one of our passions is wildlife and we pride ourselves on providing wildlife friendly hedging and advice on what you can do in your gardens to help our furry friends. We follow a lot of Charites and organisations on social media and we constantly see the work they are doing to help. But it isn’t just organisations that are doing their bit, the response from the general public recently on the need to help hedgehogs has been astounding. Many people are turning their gardens and sheds into... 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

20/10/2017

Gardens & Insects

Global declines in insects have sparked wide interest among scientists, politicians, and the general public. Insects make up 2/3 of all life on earth and German scientists say numbers of flying insects are in rapid decline with a 76% decrease since 1987. This decline is feared to provoke cascading effects on food webs and our ecosystem services. The precise cause for decline in insects is up for debate from a number of reasons such as changes in climate and changes in behavioural acts from insects, also changes in landscapes are... Read More

06/03/2017

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Feature – Customer Project

One of our customers and wildlife enthusiast was more than happy to share their latest gardening project with us. With our help, their aim was to create a diverse wildlife friendly feature to border an area of their garden that not only attracted wildlife but also looked great. What better way to achieve this gardening goal than with our RSPB approved bird friendly hedging bundles. These bundles include a selection of wildlife friendly plants, chosen not only for their benefit to birds and other garden critters but their fantastic aesthetic... Read More

Hedgehog eating 05/03/2017

Hedgehog highways – Turning your garden into a hedgehog haven

The start of spring is a natural alarm clock for hedgehogs and as they don’t have a snooze button to hit, it’s not long until they’ll be making frequent appearances in our gardens – well that’s what we hope for anyway! But if your garden doesn’t seem to be very popular with the hedgehog population, there are plenty of things you can do to change that! For us, a home is a place to eat, find shelter and spend quality time with family, and it’s the same for hedgehogs. Hungry... Read More

01/02/2017

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Over the weekend, thousands of people across Britain will have set up watch in the hope to count as many garden birds as possible for the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch. The annual survey asks members of the public to allocate an hour of their day counting birds in their garden or local parks. Last year, about 519,000 people participated and counted 8.2 million birds. As this year’s survey included an extra day, the RSPB are hoping for an even bigger result! Unfortunately, the North West saw a serious downfall... Read More

13/12/2016

Planting for Wildlife – Our Collaboration with Denham Estate

Recently, best4hedging provided Denham Estate in Suffolk with a range of wildlife friendly bare root plants for a project in which they aimed to create a habitat of nest sites, flowers, berries and shelter for a range of British wildlife. Matt Driver from Denham Estate was more than happy to share his reasons for choosing our Ultimate Bird Friendly Hedging Bundle, his planting process and a fantastic selection of pictures. He said “At the Denham Estate we pride ourselves on putting an emphasis on conservation work, alongside the farming operations,... Read More