At best4hedging we pride ourselves on growing over 95% of our hedging plants within the U.K. All of our growing sites are managed by experienced nursery staff who nurture the plants until they’re ready for despatch. In order to provide the best hedge plants for our customers, we occasionally use specialist growers outside of the U.K. As with our local growing sites, we also thoroughly check the standards of non-UK sites to ensure they meet the high quality our customers have come to expect.
The quality of our hedging plants is central to our company values and one of the many reasons why we have so many loyal customers. You can take complete confidence in the knowledge that all of our nursery staff are highly qualified to ensure your hedging plants receive the best care whilst on site. Following this, rigorous quality checks are carried out on every order prior to dispatch, making sure that your plants arrive in the healthiest condition.
If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your hedging plants, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated Customer Care team are available six days a week (as well as Sundays during peak season), to ensure any problems are resolved as swiftly as possible. You can contact us on 01257 261 243 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
As experts in the industry, we understand what it takes to provide high-quality hedging plants. Our skilled team of nursery staff have years of experience dealing with the daily tasks involved in looking after thousands of plants. They make sure every single plant is fed, watered, pruned and even talked to regularly until they arrive at our dispatch centre. From the moment our hedging plants arrive at the despatch centre, until ready for delivery, they are provided with the same high level of care.
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. Box root ball hedging is an exception to this as it has a sturdier root system and is available year round. Yew root ball hedging is also available outside of the normal root ball season due to its strong root system.
Bare root and root ball plants are grown in a field and can only be lifted when they are dormant, as this process interferes with the root system. Lifting in winter, when the roots are dormant, ensures the root systems are disturbed as little as possible resulting in a high success rate once re-planted.
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, which reduces the growing cost. As bare roots do not carry with them a large amount of soil, they cost less for us to transport which also lowers the purchase price for you, the customer.
We regularly advise our customers to purchase bare root hedge plants when they require a large quantity of plants. It works out cheaper to purchase bare root plants than if you were to buy the same amount of plants in a different root type.
At best4hedging we offer a huge variety of hedging plants in a great choice of sizes to accommodate most customer needs; however, we understand that occasionally a project requires something outside of our usual size range. Due to our excellent industry contacts and years of experience sourcing high-quality plants, including large hedging plants, we can always find exactly what you need.
Simply call our sales team on 01257 261 243 or email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help!
Here at best4hedging, we have an extensive photography catalogue which we aim to keep as up to date as possible. To preview an example of the stock you’ll be receiving, click on the thumbnail image in the table which corresponds to the plant size you wish to order.If the image you require is unavailable, or you need further help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01257 261 243 and we will be happy to send you a photo.
We do stress that each and every batch of plants differ depending on the season, therefore our images are to be used as a guide.
best4hedging offer a fantastic range of instant hedges, available in our most popular hedging species, which are perfect for achieving an established hedge quickly. Instant hedging refers to hedge units that have been grown in troughs (usually a metre long). These trough grown hedges have been regularly pruned whilst allowing the plants to knit together to form a solid hedging unit. Not only do the hedge plants knit together, so do the root systems, which makes for a strong, healthy hedge with a high success rate. Our instant hedges are delivered in their troughs or bags and can be planted at any time of year, making them a convenient planting choice.
This instant hedge effect requires the skilled work of experienced nursery staff and to achieve this look in your own garden, with individual hedge plants, could take between 2-5 years. The time, skill and resources that go into growing these pre-clipped hedging troughs are reflected in their price. However, the immediate effect of planting any of our instant hedging troughs is completely worthwhile and will provide you with a show-garden quality hedge, instantly.
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All of our instant hedging is delivered on pallets, in the troughs or bags they were grown in. The troughs are made from either firm plastic or heavy-duty hessian, both of which have handles at either end for easy manoeuvring. We use these materials to ensure your instant hedging units are as light as possible. All of our instant hedge units can be handled by two fit people.
Planting instant hedging couldn't be easier. There’s no need to worry about calculating how many plants you need per metre as they have already been spaced out for you. Simply buy one 1m unit for every metre of hedge you require.
- Dig your trench to roughly the same depth as your instant hedging trough (approx. 30cm and slightly smaller for instant box hedging) but allow space for digging in any organic matter such as horse manure.
- Once your trench is ready, measure out how much rootgrow you will need and sprinkle into the bottom of the trench.
- Next, remove the hedging unit from its trough or bag and place into the trench. Backfill, firming the soil down gently as you go.
- Finally, give your hedge generous watering, step back and admire your new instant hedge!