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 Copper Beech or Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea')
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 Berberis Red Leaf (Berberis ottowensis x Auricoma) Hedge
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 Blackthorn Hedge (Prunus spinosa)
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 Common or Cherry Laurel Hedge (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia')
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 Cotoneaster lacteus Hedge
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 Crab Apple Hedge (Malus sylvestris)
 Daisy Bush (Olearia x haastii)
 Dog Rose Hedge (Rosa canina)
 Dogwood Hedges (Cornus alba, sanguinea, stolonifera and sibirica)
 Elder Hedge (Sambucus nigra)
 Golden Elder Hedge (Sambucus nigra 'Aurea')
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 Escallonia Hedge (Pink)
 Escallonia Hedge (White)
 Euonymus fortunei Emerald n Gold Hedge
 Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' Hedge
 Euonymus japonicus 'Jean Hugues'
 Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' Hedge
 Euonymus japonicus 'Kathy' Hedge
 Field Maple Hedge (Acer campestre)
 Flowering Currant Hedge (Ribes sanguineum)
 Forsythia Hedge
 Fuchsia magellanica (Hardy Fuchsia)
 Gorse hedging (Ulex europaeus)
 Griselinia littoralis Hedge
 Griselinia Dixon's Cream Hedge
 Guelder Rose Hedge (Viburnum opulus)
 Hawthorn Hedge (Crataegus monogyna)
 Hazel Hedge (Corylus avellana)
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 Hornbeam Hedge (Carpinus betulus)
 Hypericum Hedge (St John's Wort)
 Ilex crenata (Japanese Holly)
 Ivy (Hedera hibernica)
 June Berry or Snowy Mespilus Hedge (Amelanchier lamarckii or canadensis)
 Laurel Hedge - Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
 Laurel Hedge - Cherry or Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia')
 Laurel Hedge - Compact (Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken')
 Laurel Hedge - Laurel Etna (Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna')
 Laurel Hedge - Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica)
 Laurel Hedge - Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia')
 Laurel Hedge - Cherry Laurel 'Caucasica' (Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica')
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 English Lavender Hedge (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead')
 Lavender Hidcote Hedge (Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote')
 French Lavender Hedge (Lavandula stoechas)
 White Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Arctic Snow)
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 Leylandii Hedge (x Cupressocyparis leylandii)
 Golden Leylandii Hedge (x Cupressocyparis 'Castlewellan Gold')
 Lonicera Hedge (Lonicera nitida)
 Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' Hedge
 Lonicera Hedge (Lonicera pileata)
 Mexican Orange Blossom (Choisya ternata and Choisya ternata Sundance) Hedge
 Monterey cypress Hedge 'Goldcrest' (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest')
 Oleaster Hedge (Elaeagnus x ebbingei)
 Oleaster 'Gilt Edge' Hedge (Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge')
 Oleaster 'Limelight' Hedge (Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight')
 Osmanthus x burkwoodii
 Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile' Hedge (Mock Orange)
 Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' Hedge (Photinia x fraseri)
 Photinia 'Little Red Robin' (Photinia x fraseri 'Little Red Robin')
 Potentilla Hedge
 Privet Hedge (Ligustrum ovalifolium)
 Wild Privet Hedge (Ligustrum vulgare)
 Golden Privet Hedge (Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum')
 Prunus x cistena Hedge (Purple Leaf Sand Cherry)
 Pyracantha Red Berries
 Pyracantha Orange Berries
 Pyracantha Yellow Berries
 Rosa rugosa Hedge or Ramanus Rose (Dark Pink or White)
 Rosemary Hedge (Rosmarinus officinalis)
 Rowan Hedge or Mountain Ash (Sorbus Acuparia)
 Sea Buckthorn Hedge (Hippophae rhamnoides)
 Skimmia (Skimmia japonica 'Rubella')
 Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
 Viburnum lantana Hedge
 Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) Hedge
 Weigela (Weigela 'Florida Variegata')
 Western Red Cedar Hedge (Thuja plicata)
 Wild Cherry Hedge (Prunus avium)
 Willow Hedge (Salix alba or caprea)
 English Yew Hedge Plants (Taxus baccata)
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Hedges Direct are a specialist grower of a huge range of hedging plants, in all sizes from 30cm to 3m. We stock bare roots, cell grown plants, pot grown shrubs and root ball hedge plants so whether you want deciduous or evergreen hedging, cheap garden hedging or top of the range instant hedging, fine topiary, trees or lawn turf youve found the right company and we are available if you need advice by phone 7 days a week.

How to plant hedging

Planting hedging is a very easy, do it yourself, job. Whether its pot grown, bare root, cell grown or rootballed, its the same principles - good ground preparation, plenty of space for each root, elimination of air pockets and plenty of water not just when the plants are going into the ground but in the weeks following planting until the plants are fully established and able to fend for themselves.


We provide our planting instructions as pdf files so that you can print them off from our website to get ahead with the preparation. Please print off the relevant planting instructions below - there is a great deal of similarity but some important differences in the planting methods for pots (including topiary)/cell grown, bare roots and root balls.



CLICK HERE to download our Root Ball planting instructions PDF document

CLICK HERE to download our Bare Root planting instructions PDF document

CLICK HERE to download our Cell & Pot Grown planting instructions PDF document

If you're not quite ready for planting you can store plants for a short time

    pot grown can be left in their pots for a few weeks - just keep them well watered but not waterlogged

    bare roots can be kept in a sheltered area like a shed (protected from drying winds) for a few days/up to a week - just open up the package and keep the roots moist. If you need to keep them longer before planting, they'll need to be "heeled in" in which case they'll be fine (again subject to watering) until early spring (end of March/very early April but the sooner the better) - but they must be permanently planted whilst dormant

    rootballs also need to be kept moist and we recommend planting them as quickly as possible after delivery because evergreens suffer more than deciduous plants from being moved.

    cell grown plants can be kept for a week or so prior to planting providing you water them and keep them in a sheltered place

Planting guidance summary

    Prepare the ground in advance - clear all weeds at least 30cms on both sides of the proposed hedgeline.
    Dig a trench, and prick the sides and bottom of the trench with a garden fork so that the roots can establish. For pot grown and cell grown plants, the trench needs to be about twice as wide as the pots/root structures. Rootballed and bare root plants will need a trench twice as wide as the root structure.
    Enrich the soil with organic matter or mix Bonemeal through the soil you're going to use to back fill. If using RootGrow, follow instructions on the sachet
    Mark a straight line, with string, and cut a cane to size so that each plant is evenly spaced
    Water the plants and allow them to drain and also fill the planting hole with water and allow it to drain away (water is the secret to success!). If you are using bare roots, it's a good idea to stand them in a bucket of water for an hour before planting
    Gently tease the roots of pot grown plants and plant them (at the same depth as they were in the pot) into the trench, or in the case of bare root and rootballed plants, plant to the damp line on the main stem where you can see they were previously planted in the fields. Leave the rootballed plants in the netting - its biodegradable. Cell grown need an inch of soil over the top of the roots.
    Firm the soil to eliminate air pockets. Its really important that there are no air pockets because this is how frost damage is caused
    Water each plant with approximately one full watering can per plant or more for plants over 1m tall. It is especially important with root ball plants that they are completely drenched after planting so that soil will be carried by the water to form a layer of fine soil particles over the roots and fill up any tiny air pockets
    Cover with mulch to stop weeds establishing and reduce water loss from the soil and keep your new hedge well watered until its root system is fully established. Keep the whole area clear of weeds and grass for at least 2 years.
    The quick method for bare roots is to just dig a large spade into the soil (go as deep as possible), push the spade and soil away from you to expose a hole in the ground, pop the bare root into the hole, release the spade and firm in. This method is suitable for fertile, moist soil which has already been weed-treated.

Our own landscaping team can do up to 500 small bare root plants per day with this method but they're used to it! Amateur gardeners would do well to manage 200 per day allowing for tea breaks! It's a nice job on a dry winter day.

 

 
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