Hedge Care: INTRODUCTION

In this series of posts we move from hedge maintenance to hedge care. If hedge maintenance is the horticultural equivalent of us going to the gym (or even just the hairdressers), then hedge care is eating healthily…
As we saw in the series of posts about pests and diseases, keeping a hedge healthy provides it with the best defence against the many insects, bacteria and viruses that threaten it – and every other plant in your garden. And, assuming that your hedge is planted where it can receive the required levels of sun, shade and water that leaves only nutrients – and that means the soil…