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Hedge Plant Advice

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Planting Bare Rooted Plants
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Plant Bare root plants Although this note is aimed mainly at planting hedging, all bare rooted plants whether they are seedlings, shrubs, soft fruit, fruit trees or large ornamental trees need the same basic treatment before, during and after planting. Follow these simple instructions an...

How to Plant Country Hedging
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Hedge Planting - How to Plant a Country Hedge  If you have bought your hedging plants and are not sure what to do, then please watch the Ashridge Nurseries film on How to plant a Country Hedge - but if you prefer words.... Ready the Ground Remove competition for your hedging. Between...

Hedge Plant Lists
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Choosing Hedges for different purposes  FORMAL HEDGING PLANTS INFORMAL HEDGING PLANTS BARRIER HEDGING PLANTS AND SCREENING TREES HEDGING PLANTS FOR COASTAL AND SEASIDE LOCATIONS   FORMAL HEDGING Formal hedging (the hedges that look well tended and are used in and around gardens) ...

Restoring an Old Beech Hedge
18 Jul 2016

Fagus sylvatica - Restoring old beech hedging  Neglected beech hedges can outgrow any garden. In particular a beech hedge can get wider. However it can be brought back into shape quite simply. First, before cutting, it is a good idea to mulch your beech hedge well in the spring. Then, the f...

Hedge Plants - Coastal
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Hedge Plants for Coastal and Seaside Hedging  Some hedge plants are much happier and grow into better hedging in strong winds and salt airs than others. In some cases (Sea Buckthorn, Gorse etc) this is because they naturally occur by the sea or on hilltops, perhaps preferring poorer, sandy ...

Hedge Plants for Informal hedges
18 Jul 2016

HEDGING PLANTS FOR INFORMAL HEDGES  Mixed hedging, sometimes called native or country hedging provides a more varied habitat and a wider range of food sources and nesting opportunities. These hedges help bring wildlife into the garden. Use one of our suggested hedging mixes which consist of...

Hedge Planting - Mulching and Rabbit Protection
18 Jul 2016

Mulching Hedge Plants  Weeds kill hedging. They probably kill more hedge plants than rabbits and disease combined. Mulches serve the dual purpose of suppressing weeds and helping the ground retain moisture. The difference in growth rates between mulched and unmulched hedging is astonishing....

Hedge Plants for Farm hedges
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

FARM HEDGING - PLANTS FOR COUNTRYSIDE AND FARMLAND HEDGES  Farm hedges are the backbone of the British countryside. Classic farm hedging is built up from a relatively wide mix of small native trees (or large shrubs) such as blackthorn, dogwood, field maple, guelder rose, hawthorn, hazel, wa...

Lavender Hedging - How to plant an English Lavender Hedge
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Planting Lavender  All members of the Lavender family (have a look at our selection of lavender plants for sale here) enjoy being in the sun and they demand well drained soil that is not too acidic. They are very happy on chalk however. It is essential that your lavender plants don't get "w...

Lavender Hedging - How to trim a Lavender Hedge
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Pruning Lavender Plants  There are different schools of thought on how to trim lavender plants. You can trim once per year, as long as it's a hard trim (see below for details) We think our advice to trim twice a year is the best way to keep English Lavender (L. angustifolia) looking plump ...

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