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How to Plant a Beech Hedge | Advice from Ashridge Trees
3 Nov 2016

Beech Hedging These instructions are for those who prefer words. For pictures, please watch our formal hedge planting video. Beech is the most popular deciduous, formal hedge grown in this country. It is best planted at 3 plants per metre, one every 33cms, in a single row to allow sufficie...

The Best Hedging for Horses
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2017

Hedging for Horses Not only do we have a fantastic range of hedging, but horse friendly hedging is a subject especially close to our hearts as we are in Somerset and close to Dorset and Wiltshire - all counties full of keen horsey folk. Keeping horses and ponies safe in their fields is key so ha...

All About Lavender
Georgina Robson 7 Mar 2017

Vita Sackville-West, chatelaine of Sissinghurst, suggests in her Garden Book that all gardeners should have “the good sense to grow lavender along paths or in a clump by your front door so that you can pinch the leaves as you go past”. It is hard to gainsay such good advice. Lavender...

Bareroot Plants compared to Potted plants.
Julian Bosdari 31 Mar 2017

Bare-root plants most notably hedging plants are only delivered in the winter season, from November to April. Pot grown plants can be delivered all year round Advantages of Bare-root plants: You pay less for the same size plants. You can carry and plant them more easily. You only plant them...

Planting rootballed Yew | Best advice from Ashridge Nurseries
Julian Bosdari 9 Sep 2017

How to plant a hedge of rootballed yew  Having survived the last Ice Age, Yew is probably the toughest tree in the UK. It establishes well grows steadily rather than slowly, forgives bad clipping, car crashes and other accidents, looks good practically anywhere and adds value to your p...

Hedging for Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts and other Eyesores
Georgina Robson 29 Sep 2017

Ace hedges for Tennis Courts Nothing makes a garden look more loved than well-kept hedges. Whether offering protection from weather, prying eyes and outsiders, or for creating secret places or surprises, a hedge is the standout tool in the garden designer's box of tricks. Which is useful beca...

Transplanting Evergreen Plants and Shrubs
Julian Bosdari 30 Sep 2017

Moving Evergreens Moving plants is often the best solution to a problem, but there are definite steps along the way to doing this successfully; this article is all about moving evergreens like box, yew or pyracantha. The stress of being dug up and moved can be minimised with a bit of planning...

Yew Hedging - Planting on Good Ground
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to plant yew hedging where drainage is good  Planting a yew hedge is mainly common sense. The fundamentals apply; yew hedge plants need light, air, food and water and firm foundations. You can see all this in our film on How to Plant a Formal Hedge - there is a link from the homepage.T...

Planting Yew Hedging where Drainage is bad
Julian Bosdari 22 Mar 2017

Yew hedge plants where drainage is bad  Planting yew hedging in a funny way is easier where drainage is poor. Poor drainage here almost always means clay. As with all hedge plants, the basics need to be observed; yew needs sunlight, air, nourishment, water and good foundations. Ho...

Yew Hedge Pruning
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Prune a Yew Hedge  Yew Hedges are among the most forgiving hedges there are and will excuse most mistakes.You do need to clip or prune yew hedge plants to make them bushy - shortening side branches causes them to produce the twiggy growths that help make a yew hedge the densest and m...

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