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Christmas Gardening 27/12/2019
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Christmas Gardening

The Christmas holidays are a great time to spend with the whole family. Why not turn your garden into a world of creating and learning for you and the kids… 1. Get Crafty with family and friends Wind chime The holidays is a great time to get crafty with friends and family. It may be a little chilly to be outside, but there are lots of garden accessories that would make your frosty gardens a wintry wonderland. Are the leaves in your garden dancing with the wind? Why not give... Read More

bh A Perfect Winter Garden 18/12/2019
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Plants for a Perfect Winter Garden

For many plants, the frosty winter months are when their beauty really shows. Whether its blossoming flowers of a deciduous or striking evergreen leaves decorating the gloomy air, winter is the perfect season for dazzling garden colour and texture. 1. Colourful Foliage and Flowering Hedges The Viburnum tinus hedge which is a winter flowering evergreen the tiny pink bud-like flower clusters are changing into blue-black berries as we speak. Variegated species come into their own adding bright greens, yellows and creams to the winter garden at a time when everything... Read More

x Preparing your garden for winter BH 14/11/2019
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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

A best4hedging guide to keeping your garden healthy through the winter season As the current cold temperatures have us dreaming of spring when we no longer have to get up that 10 minutes earlier to defrost the car, there are some preparations you need to make in the garden ready for the new season. Protect your Garden from Frost 1. Watering Water to prevent frost? Weird- we know. Adding water when frost is immanent can seem a confusing task, however wet soil will hold more heat than soil that is dry so it... Read More

dims 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

Untitled design 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

Why Plant Deciduous Plants in Autumn 18/11/2016
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Why Plant Deciduous Plants in Autumn

Autumn is nature’s planting time and if you’re considering planting a deciduous tree or shrub in your garden, then NOW is the best time to get them in the ground. It might be too cold for us to leave the house without a hat and scarf, but for deciduous plants the temperature is perfect. It allows for healthy roots & efficient establishment. Deciduous plants planted in autumn have the best chance of fully establishing as they will develop new and healthy roots this time of year. Roots grow best in... Read More

10 Reasons to choose Hornbeam hedging 01/08/2016

10 Reasons to choose Hornbeam hedging

Hornbeam is a native species favoured for its attractive foliage and ability to withstand an abundance of hindering planting sites. Also known by its Latin name Carpinus betulus, this popular hedging plant is often mistaken for Beech (fagus sylvatica) as they have a similar appearance but can be distinguished by its leaves which have deeper veins. We’ve compiled a list of ten reasons to choose this fantastic hedge plant.   It’s benefits and multitude of uses have been acknowledged by the Royal Horticultural Society and has been awarded their esteemed Award... 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

shutterstock 19/09/2015

Top foods for brilliant bird banquets this winter

Harsh winter weather takes a toll on all garden wildlife but with a little help, your feathered friends can flourish and survive to thrive in spring. Dawn and dusk are key feeding times, so here’s our top tips on delicious delights to tempt the birds to your table this winter. Whether you buy special food, make your own or use scraps, it’s easy for everyone to get involved in encouraging local bird populations, and doesn’t have to cost you a penny: Fat Balls: Popular with many different types of birds,... Read More

blog FAQs 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