Choosing dioecious plants – what does it mean?

Whether you use our plant filter or you spot our natty little character icons on each of plants listed on www.treesandhedging.co.uk, you may happen across the phrase “dioecious”. But what does it mean?  Let’s try and put you in the picture – and find some plants that fit the bill along the way!

What if my plants get waterlogged?

British Summertime. Don’t you just love it?! We’ve all seen a deluge of rain this Summer and whilst we were telling you back in June how to keep your new plants well-watered, we’re now looking at ways and means to prevent water damage for waterlogging.  Rain, rain, rain – great for plants in small doses, […]

Hedging and horses: 10 Dos and Don’ts for a horse-proof hedge

A great source for foraging, a hedge around your horse’s paddock is the ultimate in equine- and environmentally-friendly boundary planning.  You just need to make sure you get it right – the right plants, the right place, the right way – and with help from the right people.  That’s where we come in! Here are […]

June Focus: Pruning Deciduous Hedges

June is usually regarded as The Best Time to Prune.  We’ve tips for best pruning practice for deciduous plants in our latest blog.   Pruning involves cutting the youngest and thinnest branches, in a straight line.  This way, you determine hedge height and growth rate for the long term.

June Focus: Pruning Evergreen Hedges

It’s June – so prune!  Here’s our tips for tackling a trim for three evergreen beauties.  Choose a dry frost-free overcast day (good luck!) and get poised to prune!  There’s a different regime for evergreen hedge pruning than for deciduous – so read on to find out more.