Hedge Plant Advice

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How to Plant a Beech Hedge
Julian Bosdari 3 Nov 2016

Beech Hedging These instructions apply to all sizes of beech hedge plants and are the same as for any formal hedging, whether it is bareroot or potgrown (as opposed to country hedging). For pictures, please watch our formal hedge planting video. Beech is best planted at 3 plants per metre,...

The Best Hedging for Horses
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2017

Hedge Plants for Horses 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.  There are several choices of fencing, but all have their drawbacks: Post and rail: expensive, rots...

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

Bare-root plants are only delivered and planted in the winter season, from November to April. Pot grown plants can be delivered and planted all year round. Most plants are sold either bareroot only (e.g. all large trees and most hedge plants) or pot grown only (e.g. lavender and climbi...

Planting Rootballed Yew
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...

How to Separate Spirals (Video)
Julian Bosdari 19 Dec 2017

Taking Rabbit Spirals apart Here is a top tip if you have never used rabbit spirals before. Spirals, rabbit guards, call them what you will, are manufactured in rolls of 5 spirals. Because they are coiled like springs (there is probably some law of physics governing this) the harder you try to ...

Pruning a Pyracantha Bush (Video)
Julian Bosdari 20 Nov 2020

How to Reduce the Size of a Pyracantha Bush Sometimes a hedge can get a little out of hand if it's not trimmed back ofter enough. Here in the video below, it shows you how to trim back a Pyracantha and how to re-train it against the fence. You will need a good pair of secateurs, leather gloves,...

This is a Bareroot Beech Hedge (Video)
Julian Bosdari 23 Nov 2020

The Beech Hedging you'll receive from Ashridge Nurseries When you order bareroot beech hedging from us, the video below shows Andy, our Head Nurseryman, explaining what you'll get and how to care for it until you're ready for planting. TRANSCRIPT Today, we're going to talk a l...

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

How to Plant Yew Hedging on Poorly Drained Soils 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...

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