Reducing heat stress in your plants this Summer

We don’t need to tell you.  It’s been HOT.  Great for lounging in the garden, days out and enjoying the UK countryside.  Not so great for your plants, trees, hedging, borders and pots.  Even if you’ve stuck to a really strict daily watering regime, plants can continue to suffer heat stress – but there are […]

Watering your new plants in a dry summer | The best start

We’ve a sprinkling of old school (and new) ideas to help give your new plants the best start in life over this dry Summer we’re experiencing.  With hosepipe bans looming over us, we need to get creative with our water to help our new plants and keep those established favourites flourishing, too.  We’ve other ways […]

Create a Butterfly Haven in your Hedge

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 […]

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 […]

Signs of Spring: How your woodlands and hedgerows welcome the new season

The clocks have gone forward so it must be spring, right? Fields are full of lambs, a most welcome sign and a host of golden daffodils have burst into our gardens and verges, making a spring display that would inspire Wordsworth for evermore.  But how do our woodlands and hedgerows celebrate spring?