It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week from 5-11 May 2019, an annual event where the Hedgehog is celebrated, encouraged and heralded. Our hedgehog community is dwindling and as a supplier of trees and hedging – the perfect habitat and shelter space for our prickly friends – we want to get behind the cause and shout about hedgehogs, too!
We know it. You know it. But now we have scientific research to back it up: Trees and hedging reduce roadside pollution.
2009. The year that gave us the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, the release of the then highest-grossing film of all time "Avatar" and a record 15th Grand Slam singles title for Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Men's Singles tennis tournament. And the year the seed for a new online resource for trees, hedging and planting accessories was planted.
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.