Here’s some words of my 'wisdom'.

Of course others may tell you different. Well yes, I can't say everything here is fact, it's my opinion.
So you may hear different, someone has to be wrong or perhaps half right.

Leylandii: Love it or hate it, here’s how to handle it

From Nick Turrell, The Guardian, Friday 7 December 2012. In 1888 something very rare happened on a country estate in Wales: a plant genus was born. Ever since, it has been nothing but trouble. It has caused civil unrest, violence and even murder in its march across the country. Until recently it was the bestselling plant…

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Watch out for Honey Fungus

Honey fungus or Armillaria mellea can cause your hedges and trees to get brown patches of leaves/needles. On conifer’s and cypress (leylandii etc.) this die-back can lead to you having to replace the plant. What happens is the roots decay, with white fungus between bark and wood at ground level, then the sudden death of…

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Your Privacy and what data we hold

Privacy and your data: Unless you shop from us, we know nothing about you If you buy something, we get a record of what you have brought, your address, IP address*, phone numbers and email address, we have to keep that information for tax purposes Your payment is processed by either PayPal or Stripe, and…

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A converter to help you understand ‘litre’ pot sizes

We sell our plants in ‘litre’ sizes, rather than by pot height and width, this handy guide offers you approx. guide. A larger pot means an older and healthier plant. We trim our plants to give a bushier and even look. Approx. Pot Sizes 2.8 lt. = Dia.17 cm x height 16 cm 3 lt.…

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How to successfully plant the best hedge

What to consider A healthy good looking hedge takes time, you can cheat and stack plants in for an instant effect. But it’s best to think for the long term, don’t think of this year, consider the effect one or two years ahead. When planting a hedge, good soil preparation beforehand is most important. Dig…

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When you cut back your Leylandii too far, what can you do

When you cut back your Leylandii too far, what can you do? All hedges need to be trimmed once a year, twice if possible.  If kept to a reasonable height your hedge it shouldn’t take long with sharp shears or electric hedge trimmer. Always cut back only as far as green growth on the sides of the…

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When is a hedge too tall, how high? The law in UK

We are often asked for hedging to block out a neighbouring eyesore.  Also what is the current law concerning tall hedges, we can point towards some information. But the simple answer is, we don’t know or that different councils have different attitudes to hedges and how high they should be, so it is probably best to…

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Delivery

UK Delivery Only – Our standard delivery for plants up to 300cm high, takes 48 hour and costs £55. For those 300-350cm it’s £110 and over 350cm it’s £150 to most of the UK. These prices may seem high but we don’t mark them up. Our plants are often bulky and heavy and we use…

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Watering

  The plants we sell have lived in their pots for many months and often have been potted on for years, we keep them well watered and drained, it’s not in our interest to send out poor plants. We recommend you water your newly planted at least every other day in dry weather for it’s…

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