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How to Plant a Beech Hedge | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
Julian Bosdari 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 Nurseries
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...

Preparing a Lavender​ Bed
Julian Bosdari 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
Julian Bosdari 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
Julian Bosdari 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
Julian Bosdari 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
Julian Bosdari 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 ...

How to Plant a Hedge - General Notes
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Planting younger country hedge plants (up to 80cms tall)  If you have broadband, you can easily watch the Ashridge Trees film on How to plant a Country Hedge Ready the Ground Remove competition for your hedging. In late summer apply a systemic weedkiller (if you use them) before planting....

Beech Hedge | Pruning an established Beech Hedge | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Beech Hedging - Clipping and Pruning  The notes below apply to mature beech hedges in good condition that have reached or are near their final height. New hedges: Formative clipping of a new beech hedge is necessary: Please read that section if you have just planted or are planning to p...

Hedging for a Formal Setting
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Formal hedge plants (used for the hedges that look well tended with straight edges...) can be deciduous or evergreen. Some deciduous hedge plants hold their leaves (albeit dead) through some or all of the winter. This kind of hedging has the same attractions in terms of privacy that evergreen hed...

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