Christmas

  • Christmas trees - last chance!

    It is the last chance saloon for those in denial about the imminent onset of Christmas. To save on traipsing around, children in tow and ice on the road, the answer to "Where do we get a lovely, non-droppy-needle, symmetrical Christmas tree?", is "Right here!". We have allocated most of...
  • Forewarned is fair warning...

    Christmas is not quite upon us but its promoters warm up earlier every year. So, if you looked at half the magazines out there you might think it was only a few days away. And of course, in a sense, it is. So, here is a timely reminder that the...
  • Hips and Haws

    Rosa rugosa makes a truly decorative hedge on its own or mixed with other hedge plants, especially if the plants are in the sun so that they flower well. Choose vibrant pink or purest white flowers for your summer interest and then enjoy the enormous orange gobstoppers of hips that...
  • The Threes Cs - and yes, one is for Christmas

    At this time of year so full of cheer, rather than linger on the 3 Ds (relevant and on the rise at Christmas time but hardly the stuff of a Yuletide (b)log …sorry…) one can take a single step back to find the 3 Cs lurking and provoking thoughts for gardeners...
  • Winter 2014/15 - Photo Competition

    Our Winter 2014 photo competition is open for entries!

    Winter is coming and autumn colours become richer. It is a late autumn and the hedgerows still have leaf and berry (and even flowers). But we may get snow, and surely frost. Birds will be coming closer to human dwellings hunting through hedging looking for food and water as will badgers, foxes, squirrels not to mention Heffalumps and Woozles...

    Water looks great at this time of year and black and white photography comes into its own as we get closer to Christmas. Oh - did someone mention c-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s ? A whole bunch of photo opportunities there.

    So our Winter photo competition aims to capture all of the above – the themes this time are:

    "A Spirit of Christmas..." or "A Winter's Tale"

    The closing date for entries is midnight on Valentine's Day, 14th February 2015. The three winners will be contacted via email by 20th February.

    There's nearly £200 in vouchers up for grabs so give it a shot!
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  • Our Top Tips Of The Season: no.11

    We love viburnums

     

    Like many gardeners, we love viburnums and have even uprooted and taken various viburnum plants with us on the odd occasion we have moved house. Continue reading

  • Our Top Tips For The Season: no.10

    Birch Bark

    Beautiful Bark

    One of the main attributes of Birch trees are the various colours of bark. Continue reading

  • Our Top Tips For The Season: No.9

    Hawthorns are prolific Because Hawthorns are so prolific, terribly tough and will grow pretty much anywhere except on deeply boggy soil, we supply them in bundles of 50 and as part of a mixed native hedge We also offer them individually and have four different varieties on offer. How tall...
  • Our Top Tips For The Season: no. 8

     

    A really useful addition to any garden

    A box hedge is a really useful addition to any garden and has the advantage of being evergreen. Some of the most fabulous gardens in the country are winter ones and have acres of box hedging in them. Continue reading

  • Our Top Tips For The Season: No. 7

     

    Raspberries sprout up like weeds!

    Raspberries

    If left to their own devices, raspberries will sprout up like weeds. So plant the canes in rows leaving enough of a channel so that you can walk in between the bushes and pick the fruit. And every time you seem one growing in between the rows or sprouting elsewhere, pull it up if it is in the way. Continue reading

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