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Plan It, Plant It

Posted 31st October, 2012

The campaign aims to create awareness that the garden is not dormant during the winter and will encompass a wide range of autumn gardening activities including lawn care, planting, autumn bedding, trees, fruits and wild bird care.

Research commissioned by the HTA revealed that over two fifths (41%) of gardeners mistakenly believe that fruit trees and berries should be planted in spring, whilst 45% believed that spring bulbs should also be planted at this time, when in fact Autumn is the key time to do both.

Autumn is also an important time for lawn care with gardeners looking to prepare their lawns to make it through the difficult winter months and ensure that it is looking its best come the Spring.  With the days getting shorter and the nights getting colder, Autumn is also the ideal time to start feeding the birds in your garden, if you are not already doing so.

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Information about Chalara fraxinea

Please visit our blog for the latest news about Chalara fraxinea

Posted 31st October, 2012

  Chalara dieback of ash - browning of ash leaf tip caused by Chalara fraxinea fungus     You may have heard about the aggressive pathogen, Chalara Fraxinea that has recently been found in imported ash trees and has the potential to have a devastating effect on Britain’s ash trees. The fungus causes leaf loss and crown dieback and can lead to tree death. It has wiped out 90% of ash trees in Denmark in seven years and is becoming widespread throughout central Europe.

Please Note :-

A source of Ash plants that were found to be infected with Chalara dieback within Leicestershire earlier in the year were traced to a Lincolnshire based tree nursery. We would like to reassure all of our existing and potential customers that we did not supply these plants.

We’d like to reassure all of our existing and potential customers that all of our Ash plants are of UK provenance and UK grown for maximum peace of mind.

We have however decided to with-hold the ordering of any Ash from our website until we receive the findings of the Government consultation to be on  the safe side

In addition, although our stock is certified disease free, we act to halt the spread of ALL pests and diseases by conducting our own regular and rigourous checks of all stock for visible signs of pests and diseases.

Fera (Food and Research Environment Agency) has issued a PRA (Pest Risk Analysis) for consultation on Chalara fraxinea pest risk management and has invited comments by 26th October;

C. fraxinea is a damaging organism of certain species of Fraxinus (ash), including F. excelsior, which is the third most common broadleaved species in the UK.

Current records suggest that C. fraxinea is not yet established in the UK, although it has now been detected in recently planted trees outdoors. It is widespread throughout much of Europe, where it has caused extensive damage. There is very high potential for entry through plants for planting and the potential for establishment is very high. Surveillance by Plant Health Inspectors and the Forestry Commission is being carried out for the presence of C. fraxinea and action is being taken in response to findings. Such action is being taken on a precautionary basis, but a longer term position needs to be established, taking account of whether C. fraxinea is found to be present in the UK.

An eradication or suppression strategy is proposed depending on the outcome of surveillance into the extent that C. fraxinea is already present.

For more information and regular updates, please visit the following websites or take a look at the videos below;


Forestry Commission

HTA (Horticultural Trades Association)

How to identify Chalara ash dieback in the field

A brief history of Chalara fraxinea

The life cycle and symptoms of Chalara fraxinea


Jubilee Tree Giveaway

Posted 13th September 2012

Jubilee Tree Giveaway with the Woodland Trust

We’re delighted to be continuing our Diamond Jubilee celebrations by teaming up with the Woodland Trust to offer readers of selected Lincolnshire papers free trees in our Jubilee Tree Giveaway.  

Simply collect the letters that will appear in the Target Series on 26th September, 3rd and 10th October  and  in the Lincolnshire Echo and the Retford  News on 27th September, 4th and 11th October then follow this link to claim your free tree and to play a part in the Woodland Trust’s plan to plant six million trees for the Jubilee.

We teamed up with the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening to help over 150 schools plant Five Free Trees to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Posted 12th April 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Teaming-up with the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening to offer schools Free Trees to plant in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee proved to be a great success.

We would like to thank the RHS Campaign for School Gardening for the opportunity to support them in this scheme. It has been a pleasure to be working alongside them and know we are playing a small part in contributing to them achieving their ambtion of encouraging schools to garden. The RHS Campaign website now has at least 15,000 members. If you are not already a member follow this link so that you can join up now.... they have so much to offer.

Our special Jubilee Tree Packs were only available to those registered with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website, the final pack was sent out in March and that brought the number of trees despatched for planting under this scheme to over 800.

The scheme offered youngsters an exciting opportunity to plant their own trees at school, with the free pack of five trees consisting of Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Silver Birch, Hornbeam and Field Maple saplings.

Delighted teachers and youngsters have been busy selecting the best areas within their school grounds and gardens to plant these saplings. 

We’re very much in favour of school gardens as they offer children the opportunity to grasp important concepts, such as where their food comes from, how organisms grow, and even responsibility and resilience. We hope that the trees planted will grow and prosper just as the pupils who helped plant them at their respective schools.

Press release: Free Trees for RHS Schools - to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee 

Posted 10th January 2012

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Click below to view the RHS press release regarding our free tree pack for schools, in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

View RHS Press Release.

Supplying the Alan Titchmarsh show

Posted 12th April 2012

Trees and Hedging logo is delighted to have supplied one of television’s favourite gardeners – Alan Titchmarsh.

Alan does a gardening section on his weekday show on ITV and gave us a call asking if we could quickly supply a Sea Buckthorn sapling for filming purposes.

His afternoon programme features a daily section which concentrates on “the great outdoors”. On this occasion, Alan’s team received a question from a woman who lived by the coast, who wanted advice on which trees to plant on a sandy bank.

She asked if planting bamboo might be a good option, but expert David Dominey suggested Sea Buckthorn would be an ideal choice – and was pleased to provide an example.

The Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a tall suckering shrub which loves a coastal environment. It features narrow silvery leaves and the female species of this eye-catching variety has bright orange berries in the Autumn. director Andrew Henderson said: “We have a wealth of knowledge about tree and hedging varieties and we are happy to advise anyone from the private to a public sector buyer on what is suitable for any area they might wish to landscape and plant.

"We were very pleased to assist Alan Titchmarsh’s team on this occasion."

Lincolnshire School children dig in for the Jubilee

Posted 12th April 2012

Pupils at two county primary schools made an early start on their Diamond Jubilee celebrations, by digging in and planting trees in honour of this special milestone.

Youngsters at Willoughton and Tealby primary schools, which work closely with each other, have planted special Wild Cherry trees in the school garden at Willoughton and on land alongside their playground in Tealby.

The schools have got their celebrations off to a flying start, thanks to a helping hand from

Director Zoe Henderson, whose son Oliver is being taught at Willoughton, decided it would be a great idea to donate trees for planting at both schools.

Children, between the ages four and 11 quickly got stuck into the planting sessions, with the help of their teachers, Mrs Henderson and Jim Emberton of J & O Landscaping.

Now they are looking forward to watching their jubilee trees grow as they progress through the schools.

FACT - Tree planting does everyone a favour because...

 Posted 10th January 2012 

Tree BenefitsTrees don’t just look good – they soak-up carbon dioxide to produce oxygen.

Every year thousands of trees are lost to weather extremes such as drought or heavy rainfall – so it is vital to “replace” them.

Others are removed to make way for new developments and some have to be removed because they are diseased – providing yet more good reasons to plant trees.

Britain is one of the least-wooded countries in Europe... can you believe that? The planting of new trees is at its lowest level for three decades.

Get closer to the trees

Posted 10th January 2012 

The Tree CouncilMake 2012 the year you make the most of the great outdoors and discover what is so wonderful about our fabulous woodlands.

Take your lead from The Tree Council and make the most of its month-long Walk in the Woods festival, which runs from May 1 to 31, a prime time to also enjoy Springtime flowers and listen out for your favourite birds.

The festival will offer everyone the chance to enjoy walks, talks and other events taking place in both towns, cities and in the countryside itself.

People are also encouraged to organise their own events and encourage more people on their patch to find out more about trees.

Keep up to date with what’s going on by visiting

The Woodland Trust

Posted 10th January 2012

The Woodland TrustThe Trust has urged people to make a New Year’s resolution to support the environment and help create habitats for our native birds and mammals, by planting a tree in a pot or in a garden.

It has also launched a massive campaign to encourage people to plant six million trees to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – in a drive to get a million extra trees planted in gardens, a move which promises to transform local communities. 

A Fresh New Look

Posted 1st September 2011

Welcome to our new website. All the great  products from Garden Supplies are still available, plus a whole lot more.

Our ecommerce venture was launched by the husband and wife team, Andrew and Zoe Henderson, in 2009, selling primarily gardening products and a wide range of gifts. It operates under the long-established and very successful British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd, which has been supplying trees and hedging to major projects as well as amateur gardeners for over 20 years.

It makes sense now that we have found our feet over the past 3 years in the world of ecommerce (trading on-line / having a webshop) that we bring the expertise and product range into this exciting new venture from British Hardwood too.

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The new website is designed to bring all that we have to offer in a one-stop shop.

There will still be the monthly blog with advice about gardening, as well as timely advice on trees, shrubs and hedging. There will be the range of products that existing Garden Supplies customers are all familiar with, within the Garden Supplies category, but in addition you'll have access to a great range of trees, shrubs and hedging, as used by the professionals, along with terrific expert advice.

Director Andrew Henderson has been advising customers on buying and planting trees and hedging for many years. Together with Sue Hoy, our RHS Medal Award Winning Gardening Consultant, they will make a strong team and should be able to answer all your queries. Contact us or call direct on 01673 818046.

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Director Zoe Henderson with son Oliver planting a tree to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Willoughton Primary School.
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