June 2023

Good Reasons To Grow Hedges

Anyone who has sat relaxing in a warm sunny garden will appreciate the value of hedges. Whether formal stately boundary markers, or plants alive with scent and sound, hedges give privacy, shelter from cold winds, and a secluded peaceful place ‘far from the madding crowd’. We list here 10 good reasons to grow hedges. Create …

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Box - Buxus sempervirens (Bare Root)

Box Hedging: Read This First

July 2023. So far so good this year on box hedging. I have seen some really fine box hedges in full health so far this summer. However, many English and Irish gardens have seen box plants afflicted with various fungal leaf problems or insect damage. The leaves go brown in mid-summer and fall off. There …

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How To Plant A Hedge

Part 1: Preparation of the site Assess the site where you wish to plant. Is it part of an undisturbed field? If so the clay will usually be ok. If it is a site where the soil has been dug out and replaced using heavy machinery there are likely to be problems of mixed soil …

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