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Weed to succeed – Weeding around your hedge

Trees and Hedging Weed Matting

It’s cold.  The ground is hard.  It must be SPRING!?!  To herald the official start of spring (and hopefully encourage it to HURRY UP), we’re looking ahead at some hedging husbandry that you should be planning at this time of year.  Both in preparing the ground for your new hedge and tree planting and to allow early establishing plants to thrive and survive, it’s time to weed and succeed!

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Create a Butterfly Haven in your Hedge

Brown Hairstreak Butterfly

A true sign that better weather is just around the corner is the flutterpast of a butterfly’s path.  Fuelling larvae and fully matured butterflies, your hedgerow is a haven for our beautiful winged friends.  Find out how your hedge can help our butterfly and moth population – in some cases, those at most risk of disappearing from our gardens altogether.

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How hard does a hedge work?

Hampton Court Maze

In case you’ve forgotten, not only will a hedgerow absorb pollutants, it will give you seasonal, hard-working interest all year round.  Once you’ve planted and established your hedge, you’ll get a lot more than you realise:

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Hedging “most effective” in improving air quality

It’s official. Planting trees and hedging plants is good for the environment! Ok, so we’ve known this for some time.  But the momentum behind recent stories in the media has gathered pace over the past few months, and we’re keen to support any initiative, think tank or research that proves the point!

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Can I apply for a Woodland Creation Grant 2018?

Woodland Creation Grant 2018

If you’re planning to plant woodland on 1 hectare to over 10 hectares, you could be eligible for financial support in the shape of a Woodland Creation Grant!  To help plant more trees and increase woodland cover in England, whilst also helping landowners to diversify their businesses, you can apply NOW.  What are you waiting for?!