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THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PLANTING A HEDGE

 1. How many plants do you need?

Hedges may be made up of a single row - plants are spaced at 3 plants per linear meter or in a double row that is spaced in a staggered pattern, in this case 5 plants are needed per linear meter. The latter will give a more dense hedge. Conifers - 60cm spacing is ideal.

2. How to plant your hedge?

A hedge will be in place for many years. Thorough ground preparation is essential to achieve the best from your new plants, the most rapid growth and in the long term the best-finished product.

Start by clearing a 1-meter band of soil of all grass & weeds, especially the perennial weeds, such as nettle, dock etc. This can be achieved either with chemicals, such as Roundup, taking great care to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, by hand digging or by mulching.

Next, spread a 50mm (2") layer of well-rotted manure, garden compost, planting compost or spent mushroom compost over the clean surface and dig in. This ground preparation can be done in advance of you receiving your plants.

10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL PLANTING &
ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUR NEW PLANTS

 3. Choice of Plants

Do you want an evergreen hedge? – CHOOSE PLANTS MARKED – E
These will be more expensive than deciduous plants and remember a well-developed deciduous hedge will provide a good screen with twigs and branches even in winter.

Must your hedge be stock proof? – CHOOSE PLANTS MARKED – S
Avoid Yew and Privet, which may be poisonous if eaten by animals. Always check with your vet if in doubt.
Would you like flowers in your hedge? – CHOOSE PLANTS MARKED – FL

Would you like to attract wildlife? – CHOOSE PLANTS MARKED – W
Would you like a formal or informal hedge? – CHOOSE PLANTS MARKED - F
A formal hedge is one that is encouraged to grow in a neat compact habit, this may reduce flowers and fruit.
Do you need to plant for security? – CHOSE PLANTS MARKED – P
Police crime officers are recommending the planting of prickly plants as additional security features.

Some of our plants are supplied Pot Grown, because they do not transplant well from bareroot - these are denoted PG.

4. Consider planting trees in your hedge

Trees in the hedge or anywhere in the garden provide height, interest and additional wildlife habitats.

The production of a well-formed hedge requires patience and repeated cutting back in the first few years to encourage bushy growth.

5. Plant Care

- Treat your plants with care - don't freeze them, cook them, dry them out or drown them.
- Plant when soil is moist and free from frost.
- Protect your plants from vermin. 'Sundries' - Hedge price list.
- Weeds compete for water and nutrients and restrict the growth of your plants, maintain a meter diameter weed and grass free zone around your trees and hedge, either by chemical means or by mulching.

 

MIXED HEDGING PACKS

These have proven to be a real hit with our customers over the past few years. With each type being expertly chosen to give a fantastic dense and interesting hedge

sufficient plants to plant a double row – 10m long – (50 plants)

 

NATIVE HEDGEROW MIX Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Rose, Dogwood, Guelder Rose

EXPOSED SITE MIX Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Field Maple, Rose, Elder

LIGHT SOIL MIX
Hawthorn, Field Maple, Beech, Elder, Rose, Privet

HEAVY SOIL MIX
Hawthorn, Field Maple, Nut, Rose, Dogwood

SEASIDE SITE MIX Hawthorn, Field Maple, Nut, Rose, Sea Buckthorn

40/60CM PLANTS

£28.00/PACK OF 50

60/90CM PLANTS

38.00/PACK OF 50

Exact quantity and
species may vary
according to stock availability

Why not plant a clematis or honeysuckle to grow through your hedge - supplied as small plants in 9cm pots:

Clematis - Old Man's Beard 3.00 each; Lonicera (Honeysuckle) 3.00 each

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