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Popular alternatives to laurel evergreen hedges this winter

Evergreen hedges are a popular choice in many gardens. The resilience and beauty of this foliage brings a number of benefits to your green spaces. Its dense formation and characteristics not only provide a natural all year round border, it also acts as protection against wind, dust and noise pollution, and its often dense branch structure can create an effective deterrent and discourage unwanted intruders.

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Beyond leylandii hedges – alternative evergreen hedge options

Most homeowners like privacy in their garden and home, and many search around for the perfect hedge to create screening. But purchasing evergreen hedges isn’t as straightforward as it may sound and there are a growing number of cases where neighbours are falling into disagreement around over-sized leylandii hedges blocking sunlight or reaching across boundaries. […]

Beech hedges for winter colour

Beech hedges are native to Britain which is why they grow so well in most conditions and soil types that we have. One of the many great things about the plants is their wonderful colour, all year round. They’re a semi-evergreen plant, so they have beautiful vibrant green foliage in spring and summer and, when autumn comes, they retain their leaves and turn to a lovely golden copper shade. Read more

Consider lavender for low level hedges or borders

A lavender hedge can add style, class and a wonderful scent to your garden. When most people think about hedges, they think about dense, green borders, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
low level lavender hedge outside property

Lavender hedges are perfect for creating low level hedges or borders.
Depending on the plant variety you choose to go with, the plants can grow up to 3 feet in height. With evergreen leaves and stunning flowers from mid-spring to late summer, it will be a beautiful addition to your property all year round. Read more

How to plant and care for box hedges

Box hedges or Buxus sempervirens are perfect if you’re looking for a neat, evergreen hedge. They are slow growing plants which make it easy to keep your hedge looking smart. You can order box hedge plants in various sizes, based on how quickly you want your hedge completed. Read more

Fast growing hedge varieties for new build homes

New build homes come with many advantages, but one issue that comes up quite often is a lack of privacy; due to densely built upon areas. Your garden is likely to be left to you as a blank slate to do with what you please, which is great. In most cases, front gardens are the first areas to work on as they can leave your house feeling very ‘open’.

fast growing hedge outside new build home

Hedges can be an effective security, and privacy, perimeter for your home, whilst looking great. However, waiting for a hedge to grow beyond a foot can be painstakingly tedious, even for the most patient of us. Lucky for you, we have a variety of fast growing hedges for a quick solution.

Fast growing hedges can give you an instant fix for your empty borders. They can prove to be a really cost-effective way to fill the space in your garden. Within a couple of years, you can achieve a full, tall and evergreen hedge.

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