Hedges and Hedgehogs – Be a Hedgehog Hero

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week from 30 April to 6 May 2017, an annual event where the Hedgehog is celebrated, encouraged and heralded.  Our hedgehog community is dwindling and as a supplier of trees and hedging – the perfect habitat and shelter space for our prickly friends – we want to get behind the cause and […]

Reducing flood risk by planting trees: Rewilding

There are two main reasons for flooding: heavy rainfall and how land and rivers react to heavy rainfall.   Improving soil structure and drainage through planting and cultivation provides a long-term deterrent to flooding.  Tree cover greatly increases the rate at which rainfall is absorbed by the soil, soaking it up quicker and slowing down the […]

Get out there and PLANT! National Gardening Week 10-16 April 2017

Go on – get outside! That’s part of the rousing call that will be heard across the UK as we support National Gardening Week, and RHS campaign to raise awareness of the diversity, richness and cultural value of the UK’s gardens.  The campaign aims to inspire new visitors  – and especially children – to experience and […]

Wind resistant plants and living windbreaks

If you’ve an exposed garden pocket or a blustery corridor in your landscape, you’ll know the problems wind can cause.  You could erect a costly fenced structure or semi-permeable artificial screen and limit the problem.  OR….you could choose a fully permeable, cost-effective, eye-pleasing alternative – a living windbreak made from wind-resistant trees and hedging.

Am I eligible for a woodland grant in 2017?

Involved in the planting, improvement and healthy development of new woodland and forests within the UK?  You could be eligible for a Woodland Creation grant under the Countryside Stewardship schemes supported by the Government.  There’s plenty of options available to those who qualify but you’ll need to complete and submit your application for the available […]