Get your garden working for wildlife – plant a hedge

Native Yew, one of the best hedges for wildlife gardening
Native Yew, one of the best hedges for wildlife gardening despite its sometimes formal appearance

 

All gardens have boundaries. It is up to you to choose what type of material marks yours. If you want to do your bit for wildlife, plant a hedge and you will never look back.

Most of us inherit our boundaries, be it a fence, a railing or the plain walls of neighbouring buildings. On their own, these can be rather barren in terms of ambiance contribution. However, add an evergreen hedge and all is transformed. In addition to giving you privacy and creating a beautiful green backdrop to look at, you are providing much needed shelter and food for wildlife, transforming your outside space into a useful working environment for our precious birds, bees, insects and small mammals. Maintaining a hedge can be particularly important in built up areas, where urban birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators are finding ever fewer green places to make their homes. Read more Get your garden working for wildlife – plant a hedge

Top Five Tips For Planting in Hot Weather

After a reasonably steady start to the summer we all had a week of scorching temperatures last week in the UK, this has now happily settled to the average for this time of the year.
We thought, however, since this was the most popular question we were asked this week that we’d provide you with our top tips for planting successfully during the summer months.
Stick to these 5 golden rules and you won’t go far wrong!

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Can I Plant Plants in Cold Weather?

Can I plant plants in Cold Weather?

We have consistently found that one of our customers main concerns focusses around planting in cold weather and keeping plants in pots in the extreme cold, rest assured this is one of the best times of year to be planning and planting your garden. The plants we sell at Paramount Plants have been grown and maintained by us outside and so they are completely acclimatised to normal UK weather conditions. Read more Can I Plant Plants in Cold Weather?

Why Gardening is Good for You – Mind, Body and Soul

Why Gardening is Good for You – Mind, Body and Soul

If you’re an avid gardener, you may already be aware of the inner peace and happiness that is gained from nurturing your garden. However, do you know that there are also many scientifically-proven health benefits to gardening?

Here at Paramount Plants , we’ve taken a look at the top physical and emotional health benefits of gardening and it’s really quite fascinating… Read more Why Gardening is Good for You – Mind, Body and Soul