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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...

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
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...

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 h...

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 hedge plants that is genuinely ...

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
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...

Beech Hedge - Pruning Young Beech Plants After Planting | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
18 Jul 2016

Cutting Back Young Beech Hedge Plants  The Basics: Year 0 Winter Planting of Bareroot Beech: Immediately after planting your beech hedge, trim off the leaf buds that are on the end of every stem, all over the plant, top and sides. Summer Planting of Pot Grown Beech: It won't hurt your p...

Laurel Hedging - Pruning & Clipping
18 Jul 2016

Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia - Clipping and Pruning  As with all new hedging, Prunus laurocerasus (or Cherry Laurel or Common Laurel) needs some formative pruning to make it as dense as possible. Unlike a number of hedge plants however, Cherry Laurel is almost infinitely forgiving of mi...

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