Laurel vs Portugal Laurel

What is the difference between Cherry Laurel and Portugal Laurel?

April 23, 2024

Laurel or Portugal Laurel? Which do you prefer? They are very different in appearance although people often assume that Portugal Laurel looks similar to Laurel. Here is some basic information to help you recognise the differences and ultimately help you choose the right hedging plant for you. Names Laurel is also known as Common Laurel, […]

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Griselinia hedge

Griselinia hedging and its ideal spacing

February 13, 2024

Griselinia has become a popular choice for hedging in many UK gardens and is one of our top sellers. One of the main reasons is its lush, apple-green leaves that look vibrant and fresh all year round, even in winter. Griselinia has dense and glossy foliage that provides excellent screening and privacy, right down to […]

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Leylandii Hedge

Leylandii: Are you still allowed to plant it?

January 30, 2024

Leylandii, also called Leyland Cypress, is still one of our most popular hedging plants. Many people are surprised when we tell them this. It is still planted widely across the UK. Leylandii has a lot of benefits, some of which other hedges do not offer. So the answer is yes, you can still plant Leylandii. […]

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Rootball vs Pot-grown Laurel

What are Rootball Hedging Plants?

January 15, 2024

Whether you want Leylandii, Laurel, Thuja, Portugal Laurel or Griselinia for your hedge, whether you want them two feet high or ten feet, there is a very good chance your plants will come in a pot. This is after all how nearly all the plants we buy from garden centres are sold. However, in winter […]

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Griselinia hedge

What Are the Best Hedges to Replace a Fence?

January 3, 2024

If your fence has blown down in the strong winds, then why not consider replacing it with a hedge?  Generally, hedges do not need planning permission like fences often do (especially in front gardens) and they have the additional benefit of being more attractive to look at. Once established, a hedge will not get blown […]

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Leylandii hedge

When is the Best Time to Plant a Leylandii Hedge?

December 20, 2023

You can plant a Leylandii hedge at any time of year, but there are advantages and disadvantages of planting a various times of year. We recommend planting British, pot-grown Leylandii that are acclimatised to the UK climate and can be planted at any time of year. You can buy Leylandii rootballed, meaning they are dug […]

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Nordman Fir Abies nordmaniana

Christmas Opening Hours

December 15, 2023

We will be closing at 1pm on the 23rd December at 5.30pm and re-opening on the 2rd January 2024.  Our last delivery date is 21st Dec 2023 so orders need to be placed by 11am on 19th December for Standard Delivery to most postcodes or 11am on the 20th December for Express Delivery to most […]

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Haws - Hawthorn Berries

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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3 Griselinia Troughs Instant Hedge

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 planted 2ft apart

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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Field Maple Leaf

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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Leylandii 2001 foliage

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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