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.

Watering Wisdom: Hedgecare this Summer

You’ve selected your plants.  You’ve made the most of the bare root planting season. What’s next?  We’ve some great tips on trimming in our topiary blog as well as guidance for your newly-planted trees and hedging plants.  The wind has been particularly tiresome and brutal this Spring – we’ve a blog about this, too.  But this month, it’s […]

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 […]