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?!
Where will YOU be between 8-14 October 2018? We'll be firmly behind the Grown in Britain celebrations, encouraging tree planting, forest walks and celebrations of the Great British woodland, timber and forestry industries.
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.
We don’t need to tell you. It’s been HOT. Great for lounging in the garden, days out and enjoying the UK countryside. Not so great for your plants, trees, hedging, borders and pots. Even if you’ve stuck to a really strict daily watering regime, plants can continue to suffer heat stress – but there are some things you can do to help give them the best chance of protection through even the hottest days.
We've a sprinkling of old school (and new) ideas to help give your new plants the best start in life over this dry Summer we’re experiencing. With hosepipe bans looming over us, we need to get creative with our water to help our new plants and keep those established favourites flourishing, too.
Firstly, don’t panic – you’ve got options! Once bare root plants hit their growing season, the sap rises, the leaves come out and their planting window shuts - they're busy, growing. But that’s where cell-grown plants come in!