All our bare root hedging plants are supplied in packs of 25 plants and are picked to order rather than lifted and stored. These hedge plants are much quicker to establish in the Spring because their roots spend less time out of the ground. Our nursery is small, independent, and located in the the North West so our plants are tough and able to thrive on any site.
Buying bare root hedging is the most cost effective way to grow your own hedge. They are called bare root hedge plants because they have been dug up from our nursery and are sent out as is with no compost or container. This doesn't harm the little plants as they enter a dormant state once they are dug up that also serves to make them easier to transfer than their potted counterparts.
We supply each of our hedges in two different variations; standard or premium. Standard hedging plants are recommended for agricultural or larger scale applications, while premium hedges are more suited for garden and domestic use. From a growers point of view the difference is the speed the hedge will establish. While all our hedging stock is 2 years old the Premium plants will create a hedge that is a year ahead of the Standard spec for the reasons stated below.
Plants are grown from seedling stock planted in a field situation at approx 2 inches apart. Standard stock is supplied unpruned and will need to cut back to 15cm when planted out. The plants will produce a hedge of the same quality as the Premium hedge but will typically be one year behind in terms of growth. Standard spec is more suitable for large scale agricultural applications.
Premium plants are grown from seedling stock planted in a field situation at approx 6 inches apart to allow more room for root development. Plants are pre pruned to 15cm to create a multi-stemmed plant. Premium plants are also 'undercut' which involves pruning the roots 15cm below ground, this produces a larger root ball which is much quicker to establish. Premium hedging is more suitable for garden applications where a thick hedge is needed quickly.
Our selection of bare root hedging plants is quite new to the site and we will be adding to it as the seasons progress. Currently we supply Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Beech, Purple Beech, Oval Leaf Privet, Hornbeam, Griselinia Littoralis, Cotoneaster Francheti, Laurel Hedging, and our selection pack of edible hedge packs.
Our edible hedging pack contains a mix of 25 hedging plants that produce fruit and nuts for Autumn foragers as well as providing a much needed habitat for wild life, birds, and insects. Included in this tasty pack are: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Elder flower, Elder berry, Crab Apple, Wild Pear, Dog Rose and June Berry. I know it sounds funny to have edible hedging but this pack of hedging plants produce fruits that can be used to make your own jams, jellies, sauces, chutneys, and drinks. The hazel nuts and june berries can be eaten directly off the hedge.