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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 | Advice from Ashridge Trees
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
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...

Planting Yew Hedging where Drainage is bad
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...

Bareroot Plants compared to Potted plants.
Yodel Parcels 31 Mar 2017

Bare-root 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 in winter, so they need les...

Lavender Beds - What to do before you plant English Lavender
18 Jul 2016

Preparing the ground for lavender plants  Lavender is such a favourite that just about everyone wants some. A traditional remedy for burns and insomnia, lavender plants were often found by the front door in cottage gardens, and it makes sense to plant it where you pass by often, so that you...

Barrier Hedging & Screening Plants - Hedges for Privacy | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
18 Jul 2016

HEDGE PLANTS FOR SCREENING AND SCREENING TREES Most hedging plants and trees will, in time, provide excellent screening and protection - you can neither see nor get through a well grown beech hedge. The lists here do not therefore cover every plant, just some of the ones that specialise in bein...

Hawthorn Hedging - How To Clip a Hawthorn Hedge
18 Jul 2016

You can buy hawthorn hedging plants from our nursery in 4 sizes.   You can also buy the 2 most popular sizes more cheaply in bundles of 50 hawthorn whips & bushes. Browse all of our Hawthorn hedging & ornamental trees here. Hawthorn - before planting  A young hawthorn plant is...

Hedge Plants with Berries
18 Jul 2016

All hedge plants (if they are allowed) flower and fruit.Many are pretty insignificant though - most people never notice a beech tree in flower or fruit for example. This list is all about hedging plants that carry berries people notice.It is not an inclusive list (none of our lists are) and we ha...

Box Hedging - How to plant a Box Hedge
18 Jul 2016

How to Plant a Box Hedge  Box (Buxus sempervirens) is a tough little shrub. It is a genuine native of the British Isles (Ireland excepted) and has comfortably weathered colder winter than any of us are likely to see again. It is also one of the relatively few plants that is genuinely happy ...

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