We know the humble Hawthorn as the go-to option for hedging because of its hardiness, versatility, density and seasonal interest, but let’s dig deeper into all things Hawthorn, Quickthorn, Crataegus monogyna, may and hawberry.
There’s no escaping it. Garden crime is on the increase, with thieves targeting rear gardens, sheds, garden furniture, features and even plants themselves. It’s time to tackle the thorny issue and fight back – nature has the best defence against garden crime: PLANT A PRICKLY HEDGE.
A year in the life of your newly-planted hedgerow brings seasonal changes in foliage, flower, berry and the insects and animals that visit for shelter, food and sustenance. With a little festive spirit, we've summarised your trees and hedging journey this year into...The 12 Days of Hedging!
From Bronze Age farmers clearing woodland for fields, leaving woody strips as boundaries, to the creation of enriched natural wildlife corridors around new residential and commercial developments in the 21st Century, there's no denying - the humble hedgerow is an integral part of the UK countryside. And nothing beats seeing that familiar checkerboard pattern from the air when you fly back in from your holidays, does it?!
This year (like every other) we'll be heralding the growing, sourcing and planting of trees and hedging from British reputable growers and suppliers. It's just as important a consideration for your own gardens as it is for forestry, woodland, farming and landowners.