About Beech Easy Hedge Instant Hedging Elements (Fagus sylvatica)
Beech Easy Hedge Elements offer an economical and time-saving instant hedging solution compared to standard instant hedging troughs. They need less ground preparation, are lightweight, easy and quick to install giving you a complete hedge look in no time. Produced in a new type of growth system that encourages the fine root production necessary for healthy growth, Beech Easy Hedge Elements have a high planting success rate, plus you get beautifully straight and ready-trimmed hedges too.
Supplied in 1m long sections of hedge, it's easy to work out how many sections you need to order. Each purchase comes with a comprehensive planting kit that contains all the specific equipment needed to install the hedge and ensure healthy growth and development. The kit also includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to guide you. (Please read our further information section for a full list of equipment supplied in the kit and what you will also need to install the hedge).
Benefits of using Easy Hedge Instant Hedging Elements.
- Much lighter than standard troughs - less than 20kg per unit. One person can plant a whole hedge.
- Save on cost and time - cheaper, easier and faster to plant with less manpower required and no heavy machinery needed.
- Each unit is 1m in length - easy to measure, easy to order, and easy to plant in straight lines.
- Mature and dense hedge growth on each unit, already trimmed several times.
- The new growth system produces robust, healthy hedges and roots for a high planting success rate.
- Planting kit and easy to follow instructions provided with each purchase.
- Provides instant privacy and screening.
If you'd like advice or have any questions about our Beech Easy Hedge Elements, call our team on 01257 263 873,
or for more information on Beech, including how to maintain your hedge, visit our Beech hedging page
Each Easy Hedge instant hedging element weighs less than 20kg compared to an average of 35kg for standard instant hedging troughs, making it easier to handle, even for one person.
Installing a row of Easy Hedge elements can be a DIY job done by one person, however if you wish you can ask a local landscaper to do this for you. Each purchase comes with a full planting kit including detailed, step-by-step instructions. Each kit covers 5m of hedging and contains the following:
Equipment to be provided by customer
- Wooden poles 5cm x 150cm (to be placed every 3m)
- 1 x length of dripping hose
- 1 x length of wire
- Fence staples and cable ties
- Instruction leaflet.
- Wheelbarrow (if needed)
- Mallet or post knocker for wooden posts
- Gardening gloves
1) Each Easy Hedge Element's root system will come wrapped in stretch foil to retain moisture during transport and prevent damage. The foil should be removed before the units are planted.
2) Before starting to dig the shallow trench for planting, loosen the soil first to around a depth of 30cm. This will allow the fine roots to easily seek out water and nutrients to establish quicker
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time).
It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care.
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.