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Love Your Garden 2015

Last night Alan and the team pulled off another fantastic makeover for a truly deserving family. Last night’s episode was all about looking to the future so Alan used some unusual and futuristic pieces such as the Solardome Pod and the Aqua Globe water feature which they combined with linear planting schemes and geometric shapes.

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Here at Hedges Direct, we’re massive fans of the show and have helped complete many a garden make-over by donating our hedging, among other things, to the Love Your Garden team. This year we provided the Yew instant hedging to help section off the shed area and increase the architectural diversity. Our instant hedging is the perfect solution for projects like these where time is of the essence. The pre-clipped, trough grown hedges are easy to plant so Frances was able to get them positioned quickly within the short timeframe.

Love Your Garden 2015 Ep. 3

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Many of the plants used in the Finney family garden can be found on our website. We supply Golden Bamboo, which Alan used to create exotic features outside the futuristic greenhouse and shed. The Topiary cones and balls which were included in the large concrete planters, are a great way of incorporating geometric shapes, ensuring your garden has year round colour and structure.

The Finney family were thrilled with their finished garden and who wouldn’t be?! Once again, the Love Your Garden team went above and beyond to create a breathtaking transformation that will last a lifetime.

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Make sure to tune in Tuesdays at 8pm on ITV or catch up with previous episodes on the ITV player.

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Instant Hedging – Insider Information from Industry Experts

What do people mean by instant hedging?

We get asked for instant hedging about 10 times a day but not everyone means truly instant hedging.

In horticultural terms Instant Hedging

  • Uses small plants put into troughs or 1m long bags and grown into a mature hedge over a couple of years (sometimes longer for slower growing species like Yew)
  • Is regularly fertilised to maintain plant vitality
  • Is regularly trimmed (often 4 times per year) so that when it is ready for sale it is already hedge-shaped both on the sides and the top
Instant Hedging

Examples of Instant Hedging

It is very popular where customers are infilling an old hedge where there’s a gap caused by damage, disease, property development etc – and it’s also popular where an instant impact is needed, for example to improve the kerb appeal where a house is being sold.  But by far the majority of instant hedging is sold to customers who just don’t want to wait for individual plants to knit together.

Not all varieties of hedging are available as instant hedging.  The most popular varieties are Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Box (Buxus), Yew (Taxus).

It is expensive but it’s a premium product which takes years of time from experienced, specialised nurserymen.

The horticultural alternatives to instant hedging where the costs are not justifiable are root balls (lots of evergreen varieties) and tall pot grown plants.  Both give instant height but not instant knitting together but they’re both good options.

For more information on our Instant Hedging options, visit our website www.hedgesdirect.co.uk or give us a call on 01257 263 873 to speak to our experienced customer service team.