Best for Hedges – Why We Choose Yew Hedging

Why choose Yew for hedging?
Known as the ‘King of Hedges’ Yew is a native tree of the UK – Taxus Baccatta was traditionally planted in churchyards and left untouched they have now become some of the oldest trees in the country. The stuff of folklore – stories abound as to why and where they were planted in ancient times, whatever the reason we now have a legacy of beautiful old gnarled trees gently growing older in ancient churchyards and stately homes.

Ancient Yew Hedge at Standen Gardens in Sussex

Ancient Yew Hedge at Standen Gardens in Sussex

There is no other hedge so quintessentially English as a Yew Hedge – it is extremely dense evergreen with deepest green leaves and bright green new shoots, it clips extremely well and the new shoots happily grow from old wood so there are none of the problems of having deadwood showing after pruning which can be a problem with some other hedging plants. The Yew will serve as an excellent screen and wind break and is loved by nesting birds – they can immerse themselves in the closely knit branches well away from predators. The red arils (the red/pink fleshy type berry which covers the Yew seeds) is loved by blackbirds and thrushes during the winter months, indeed this is how Yew is naturally propagated.
The Yew is a beautiful addition to the garden which just gets better the older it gets.

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Yew Hedging Plants are best planted in the Autumn

Growing Tips:
Autumn is the very best time of year for planting a Yew hedge - the ground is still warm and the young plants have a chance to settle before the cold weather sets in. A good mulch around each plant will help them get a head start.
Yew could not be described as a fast growing hedge but neither are they quite as slow as people think – however if you need an instant hedge or prefer a head start we can provide larger Yew trees of up to 9ft tall.
For best value – our current offer of 10 x 80cm Taxus Baccatta plants for £120 is hard to beat.

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Yew Hedging Plants available both large and small sizes

Regular feeding after initial planting will help these hedging plants to establish and grow faster, once settled they are very easy to maintain and require one pruning a year around August time.
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Dissectum Group of Japanese Maples (Acer Palmatum Dissectum) – Great Autumn offers on our umbrella Acers

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Tree Peony – Plant now & reap the benefits in Spring

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Tree Peonies Xue Ta. You can Buy your Tree Peony Online UK wide delivery.

Early Autumn is the ideal time to plant tree peonies. Notoriously not liking to be moved around much, get your tree peonies settled in & acclimatised now before the winter frosts and cold. As Tree Peonies get their nutrition from the roots, planting in the autumn gives the Tree Peony enough time to grow its roots before the ground freezes. This will help encourage new growth in the spring. Continue reading

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Plants for UK Seaside Gardens and Coastal Areas

Grasses & Cordylines give vertical structure to this seaside garden

Ornamental Grasses & Cordylines give vertical structure to this seaside garden

It can be a challenge planting for seaside gardens and coastal areas. Plants need to be hardy enough to withstand the salty air and be able to stand up to a good old battering from the wind. To help you in planning your coastal garden, we list the plants that are known to work very well in these sometimes harsh coastal conditions. Continue reading

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10x (4 foot tall) Cherry Laurel hedging plants for £300!

Cherry Laurel - a popular evergreen hedging choice

Cherry Laurel – a popular evergreen hedging choice

The Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus) is most popularly used as evergreen hedging and is a faster grower than its cousin the smaller leaf Portuguese Laurel. Continue reading

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