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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 ...

Lavender Plants - Choosing the right one
18 Jul 2016

With Lavender, Size Matters The selection of the right sized lavender plant can make a significant different to the cost of your planting, the speed of establishment and the final structure of the lavender you are growing. Buy plants in small pots (P9) for window boxes and other plantings into c...

Watering Establishing Plants in Summer
18 Jul 2016

Watering Trees, Shrubs & Roses in Summer Pot-grown plants are happy being planted out in summer, but they need you to water them often during dry weather. Trees & hedging that you planted last summer or winter are still establishing and also need you to water them. The easiest way ...

Dogwood - Hard Pruning
18 Jul 2016

How to Hard Prune Dogwood for its Winter Display  Dogwood is a very easy ornamental shrub to grow. It has brightly coloured young bark that looks great in winter when all the leaves have fallen. You can just use single plants here and there, or make a lovely dogwood feature by planting a bi...

Dogwood - Planting & Spacing
18 Jul 2016

Planting Dogwoods for their Display of Winter Bark  Ornamental dogwoods are a joy to grow, even for complete beginners. They are usually planted for their brightly coloured young stems, which look great in winter. You can plant them in a loose, natural looking clump or as a decorative hedge...

Mulch - What it is & Why you need it.
18 Jul 2016

Mulch saves the lives of transplanted trees and so can save you from having to plant them all over again!  You can buy mulch mats from us: these come in strips for hedges and single mats for trees.What is Mulch? Mulch is almost anything that you use to cover the soil around a plant in order ...

Beech or Hornbeam - Selecting the Right Hedge
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Advice on choosing a Hornbeam or Beech Hedge  Beech, Fagus sylvatica and Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, are unrelated but very similar looking trees when they are grown as a hedge.Hornbeam is the cheaper of the two, but you should also consider these points: Beech is the most popular due to...

Help with Buying Laurel Hedges and Trees
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Advice on Buying Laurel Hedge Plants & Trees  This is a guide to the different laurel plants for hedging that we sell, their delivery and planting. All the laurels make ideal evergreen hedging plants. They all have one thing in common: they need reasonably well drained soil. ...

Hedge Care Checklist - Spring & Summer
18 Jul 2016

New Hedges: Spring-Summer Checklist  Browse all of our Hedging Plants here. This advice is for new hedges that were planted bareroot in winter or from pot-grown plants during the rest of the year. Checklist Summary: Water your new hedge regularly or it will die! Destroy weeds & gr...

Spring & Summer Planting Advice
18 Jul 2016

Summary Container-grown plants can be planted out almost all year round, but you must water them in dry weather. Good soil preparation will help your plants grow quickly.  Digging - Preparation For a few shrubs or trees, you can dig single holes; it will be easier to dig a trench if you are...

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