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Monthly Advice - January Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

JANUARY IN YOUR GARDEN The weather can be so fickle at this time of year - warm one day, wet another and freezing the next day, January can be pretty sharp when it chooses. So preparing for the worst is just sensible. Also please note that ALL pruning advice assumes the work is done on a day w...

Monthly Advice - February Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

FEBRUARY IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging This is a tip that will be repeated several times here and next month. The best months for planting most bareroot hedging, if you did not get it in in November, are February and March. Spring kicks the plants into growth and they do not spend too lo...

Monthly Advice - March Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

MARCH IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging  Hopefully you have mulched well around your newly planted - and even established - hedge plants but if you have not, weeds start to emerge this month and next stealing food and water just when young hedge plants need them most. It is easiest to get rid...

Monthly Advice - April Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

APRIL IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging  Our cold store is now crammed with bareroot hedging for planting over the next four weeks. As long as you can water them, any hedge plants will do well planted now and this is now probably the best time of all to plant beech hedging. However...

Monthly Advice - May Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

MAY IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging   Formal evergreen hedging such as Yew responds well to a light trim in May, even if it has not reached its final desired height (in which case trim the sides, but NOT the tops). You are then encouraging the plant to grow more bushy, but (hopefu...

Monthly Advice - August jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

AUGUST IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging Most hedge plants will need their last trim before the colder seasons set in. Conifer hedges may be the exception to this because they continue to grow until October and can have a final going-over then. To get a level top to your hedge bash in two posts at...

Monthly Advice - September Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 28 Aug 2017

Jobs for September Hedging Little needs to happen to your hedges in September, assuming that you did actually prune them in August. It is always worth checking hedges for damage from animals, footballs, bad that you cut out/clean up any diseased or damaged wood before any fungus...

Monthly Advice - November Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

NOVEMBER IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging It will come as some relief to know that from now until spring you can leave your evergreen hedges well alone (apart from box and that is for December). But if you have just planted an evergreen hedge do make sure that it is protected from the elements. A...

Monthly Advice - December Jobs in the Garden
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

DECEMBER IN YOUR GARDEN  Hedging December is a great time to re-evaluate the structure of your garden. Deciduous leaves should have fallen by now and the herbaceous borders will need to be tidied up so you can gain a proper perspective on how your garden looks without all the froth of fl...

How to Plant a Country Hedge (Video)
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Planting a Native Country Hedge This film applies to all the native country hedge plants. It does not apply to formal hedging, like Beech or Yew, which are planted as shown in our video here.  The plants in this video are from our Conservation Hedge mix, the government grant approved hedger...

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