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The Environmental Benefits of Planting a Hedge

February 27, 2023

The Royal Horticulutral Society (RHS) are strongly encouraging gardeners and homeowners to swap their fences for hedges, as they begin their study into which species are best for tackling the climate crisis and pollution. There are various environmental benefits of planting a hedge, as oppose to fences or walls. These benefits include, but are not […]

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Instant Hedging Troughs | Ready-grown hedges | NEW!

January 30, 2023

Firstly, what is an instant hedging trough? Instant hedging troughs are multiple plants that have been grown together for a period of time, usually over 2 years, in trough-bags typically one metre in length. The hedging plants have been trimmed and pruned a number of times to encourage them to form of a solid hedge […]

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Laurel Hedging and Its Ideal Spacing

May 30, 2022

Getting the spacing right between planting your hedging plants will determine how quickly they join together to form a screen and is vital for your hedge’s growth. Spacing works both ways: it allows adequate growth space for the plants but also allows the hedging plants to become one. When not planted with the right distance […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Native Hedging!

April 27, 2022

Native hedging plants are hedges that have developed naturally over thousands of years, and continue to thrive today, without any human intervention. Classic UK native hedge plants include Box, Beech, Yew and Hornbeam, Hawthorn, Field Maple, Hazel and Spindle; all of which are incredibly popular choices to achieve a quintessentially British look.   Native hedging plants […]

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The Fastest Growing Hedge For You

April 6, 2022

Various factors can be taken into account when determining the fastest growing hedge for you and your garden; from soil types to weather conditions to hardiness. Calculating the growing speed of hedges is done by what is the fastest growing in their best growing environments; that means giving plants what they need to grow at […]

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Which Is The Perfect Hedge For You?

February 28, 2022

When choosing the perfect hedge to invest in for your garden, you need to ask yourself: ‘What is the intended function of my hedge?’. Is it privacy and security? Appearance? Seasonal? Low maintenance? Quick growth? No matter what your priorities are, we have the perfect hedge for you, and this is your how-to-guide to help […]

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Leylandii Hedges – Where to Start and What to Buy

January 12, 2022

Leylandii is a fast-growing hedging conifer, which produces a dense and rich evergreen hedge of any shape or size if they are trimmed well from the beginning.    Leylandii is very strong and wind tolerant, and will grow in full sun or shade. They will take a certain amount of salt exposure but will not normally tolerate being right on the coast. The dense foliage of this conifer hedging makes […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

December 15, 2021

We will be closing at 1pm on the 24th December and re-opening on the 3rd January 2022.  Our last delivery date is 23rd Dec 2021 so orders need to be placed by 11am on 21 Dec 2021 for standard delivery to most postcodes or 21 or 22nd Dec 2021 for Premium delivery to most postcodes. […]

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Best Hedging Plants for Privacy

December 2, 2021

  With the winter months quickly approaching, we’ll all be spending more time in the comfort of our own homes, where we’ll be seeking peaceful privacy and then eventually craving some summer lushness next year. An evergreen hedge in your garden can provide you with year-round usefulness and privacy, filter out noise and pollution as […]

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Best Evergreen Hedges | Top 5 Plants for a Garden Hedge

August 30, 2020

An evergreen hedge in your garden can provide you with year-round interest and privacy, filter out noise and pollution as well creating as a great habitat for nature for the forthcoming months. Pot-grown evergreen hedging plants can be planted at any time during the year, but they do need to be well watered during the […]

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My fence has blown down in these high wind

My fence has blown down in these high winds. Should I replace it with a hedge and, if so, what type of hedging should I plant?

August 14, 2020

An established hedge will not blow down in the wind like a fence, it does not need painting, won’t go rotten and will last a lifetime if trimmed regularly.  Most hedges only need to be pruned once a year and if they are kept to the same height as a fence panel, i.e. 6ft, they […]

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Last chance this spring to plant our rootballed hedging plants

Last chance this spring to plant our rootballed hedging plants

March 14, 2020

During winter and early spring, you can plant rootballed hedging plants. These are plants that are grown in a field (rather than in pots) and are dug with a ball of soil around the roots. They are then wrapped in hessian and can be planted as they are to form a hedge. In the spring, […]

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