Wildlife-friendly and Easy Maintenance Hedge

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Thinking of growing a Laurel hedge?

Here are some advantages of having a Laurel for a garden screen:

  • Wildlife friendly – provides nesting sites for birds
  • Quick growing
  • Can be kept at any height
  • Grows in any free-draining soil

For more information about the Laurel hedge, call Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre at 01460 281265 or visit http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/laurel-hedging.htm

From: villaricaclassifieds.com

Greenshutters Offers a Landscaping Shrub for Practically Any Purpose

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February 17, 2010 – Somerset, United Kingdom – Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre – which has been growing trees and evergreen hedges including Leylandii, Laurel and other evergreens since 1980 offered a landscaping hedge plant for practically any purpose.

A landscape hedge plant can add year-round beauty to everyone’s yard. It is a great way to create privacy or hide unsightly areas as well as provide security to the one’s property.

Perhaps the most popular landscape hedge plant that is made available by Greenshutters is the Box Hedging or Buxus Sempervirens which is most often grown as a hedge.

This sort of evergreen hedge is hardiest in zones 5-9 (a planting recommendation standard) and make attractive formal hedge rows.

Although the Box Hedging is slow-growing, with a compact form suited best to foundation plantings the boxed hedge grows well in sun but prefers shade and un-amended soil.

Also the said hedge may be pruned to form the shape desired, from rounded mounds to sharp, angular forms.

Box is often used for a small formal hedge but can form a taller hedge up to 5m as well have a maximum rate of growth up to 20cm per year.

Price range of the Box Hedge Plant is £1.69 for 12-15cm (4-5 inches), £2.99 for 20-25cm (8-10inches) and £35.00 for Buxus Sempervirens (Box) Balls 30-35cm.

Meanwhile, there are numerous types of landscaping shrubs that can be found at Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre. This includes: Leylandii, Laurel Hedging, Photinia, Hedging Conifers and other types of evergreen shrubs for hedging.

They can range in size from the smaller forms on up to the larger tree-like varieties.

For inquiries, please call 01460 281265 or log on to http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/ for more product information.

About Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre

Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre delivers hedge plants and conifers to most of the UK including Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands (delivery prices on request).  Their minimum order is £50.00 worth of hedging plants or conifers plus delivery charge.

From: ideamarketers.com

Greenshutters Offers Laurel Shrubs Best for Hedging and Screening

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January 25, 2010 – Somerset, United Kingdom – Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre – which has been growing trees and evergreen hedges, offered Laurel shrubs as an excellent plant for hedging and screening.

The Laurel Hedging is an evergreen and quick growing plant that forms a great garden hedge.  This evergreen shrub quickly grows into a dense hedge with glossy dark green leaves which are half as broad as they are long.

Among other species of the laurel hedging available at Greenshutters include:

Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia

The Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia popularly known as the Cherry Laurel is an exceptional plant for hedging and screening.

Since the cherry laurel shrub is a low-maintenance plant, people can keep it at any height.  This sort of laurel hedging plant will grow in any free-draining soil except in a shallow chalk earth. The laurel grows under the sun or shade and can reach up to 60cm per year. Eventually, the height of Laurel if not trimmed can extend to 5m or 15 feet tall.

It has long spikes of small single white flowers from mid-late spring followed by red or black fruits which makes not only a very good screening hedge but also a beautiful plant that adds attraction to your garden.

People can buy the Cherry Laurel plant from to £5.50 to £65.00 depending on the rate of growth of the hedge or shrub.

Portugal Laurel

The Portugal Laurel otherwise known as the Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica.

The Portugal Laurel has leaves slightly smaller in size and has small white, fragrant flowers on longer slender racemes (elongate cluster of flowers) in June or during the winter months.

This type of hedge plant has a rate growth that can reach for up to 40cm per year smaller than that of the Cherry Laurel.

The price of the Portugal Laurel is £5.99 per pot which can be bought in 3 litre pots.

For inquiries on Laurel or even Leylandii hedges, contact 01460 281265 or visit http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/

From: pressreleasepremium.com

Best Hedges to Plant: Fast Growing Privacy Hedges

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A privacy hedge is ideal to restrain unwanted glimpses in a property. It provides owners with a well deserved privacy, at the same time can add to the beauty of the landscape.

To get the best hedges to plant, particularly those that are fast growing privacy hedges, Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre offers few of the best hedges to plant. They can grow up to good height and have lush foliage making them invariably ideal privacy hedge plants which include:

Leylandii

The Leylandii forms a garden hedge faster than anything else. As a result it is also the cheapest at larger sizes. At Greenshutters, they sell two forms of Green Leylandii, the traditional form and Leylandii 2001.

Both forms produce a dense evergreen garden hedge of any shape or size if they are trimmed well from the start. When people buy Leylendii at any of Greenshutter’s nurseries, they kept the Leylandii hedge at 120cm (4ft) tall by 45cm (18 inches) wide for 25 years.

What keeps the Leylandii advantageous to grow is that it is very hardy and wind tolerant. It can be planted in any free-draining soil in sun or partial shade and grows at a rate of up to 100cm per year.

Pyrachantha

For those who want a security barrier, the Pyrachanta makes it an excellent choice of garden hedge. This sort of hedge plant has large thorns on the branches and is a quick-growing evergreen shrub that has white hawthorn-like flowers in early summer and bright orange, red or yellow berries in autumn and winter.

Like the Leylendii, Pyracantha can be planted in free-draining soil in sun or shade and has a growth rate up to 50cm per year (3 metres tall).

These are some of the best hedges to plant if you also include the Laurel hedge. To order for any of the hedges, call Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre at 01460 281265 or visit http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/ for further details.

From: articleoutpost.com

Good Reasons To Maintain a Hedge for the Home

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Any hedge requires a commitment to regular maintenance. Regular light trimming of a hedge is better and is easier to carry out, than occasional heavy pruning.

A hedge needs to be managed to ensure it maintains its function as a shelter and refuge for wildlife. Also a hedge does not have to grow out of control and cause issues with neighbours, or reduces access.

A hedge has to be trimmed once or twice a year. All other hedges should be trimmed at least once a year. At Greenshutters Plant Nurseries and Plant Centre they trim large hedges every August and for smaller hedges in February and August.

A Leylandii hedge, for instance, if left untrimmed, will grow up to 90cm (3 feet) a year. It may need costly specialised equipment or professional help to get it back into shape and will create large amounts of garden waste to dispose of.

Another example is the Laurel hedge. It will not generate new shoots from old wood and cannot be cut back hard once they have become seriously overgrown. Hence, a Laurel hedge should be well-maintained from the start.

To maintain the Leylandii or Laurel, the hedge grower should never be cut back so hard like cutting into old wood (branches with no green shoots on) as they will not re-shoot.

On the other hand, if the boundary is shared with a neighbour, they should be consulted, as they will need to maintain their side of the hedge. People should ensure they have the ability to do so and they should not allow the hedge to grow to a height where it becomes a nuisance to them.

This is because of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 which relates to high hedges and allows councils to take action where reasonable enjoyment of a property is being adversely affected by the height of a high hedge situated on land owned or occupied by another person.

For comments and questions, feel free to dial hotline 01460 2812 65 or log on to http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/

From: ideamarketers.com

Very Good Reasons to Plant a Hedge

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A hedge is a wall composed of plants. Some hedges are purely decorative, while others serve primarily a practical function of giving a property some security.

Hedge plants used decoratively are often trimmed to precise sizes and shapes and include evergreen and deciduous shrubs.

Conifer and shrub hedges, if well maintained, can provide an excellent screen with many benefits including:

Security and Privacy

Almost any row of densely growing hedge plants will enhance security to some degree. If you need a higher level of security, but still wish to stick to hedge plants rather than fences, select a shrubs or small trees that have thorns, like the Pyracantha or other plants and shrubs with prickly leaves.

But security is not the only practical function that a hedge can serve. The hedge plant may also be used to create privacy screens or windbreaks, in which cases small trees are often employed which, can be either exclusively or mixed with shrubs.

The hedge plants in privacy screens or windbreaks are commonly allowed to grow naturally, rather than trimmed to a particular size and shape, unless you wish to combine decorative and practical functions.

Screening Out Unsightly Buildings

The hedge is an ideal to restrain unwanted glimpses in your property and provide you with some well deserved privacy, and simultaneously add to the beauty of the landscape.

Wildlife Nurturing

A particular hedge like the Leylandii can serve as a nesting ground for birds while a hedge  that grow flowers makes it an ideal source of food for bees and butterflies.

Wind Reduction

The traditional Leylandii is very hardy and wind tolerant which can be embedded at any free-draining soil in under the sun or shade. It is immensely tall, fast growing well-known for a less dense.

The lovely privacy garden hedge with a growth rate reaching up to 100cm per year makes it an ideal wind barrier for a windy season or a windy place.

Therefore, a hedge not only makes your garden look prettier but simultaneously guards you from uninvited visitors, bad weather and most importantly speculative eyesight.

To order for a hedge, contact 01460 281265 or visit http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/ for more details.

From: qwesz.org

Choosing Garden Hedges

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Are you looking for garden hedges for your home such as Leylandii, Laurel, Photinia, Conifers, and other types of evergreen hedgings?

Greenshutters Evergreen Hedging is available direct from our hedge nurseries. If you are still not sure what garden hedge you would like, just click on http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/ and look for the Garden Hedge Page or Garden Centres for a quick review of the special offers and discount options.

From: villaricaclassifieds.com

Garden Hedging at Greenshutters Hedge Centres

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January 2, 2011 – Somerset, UK – the hedge plant centre – Green Shutters EverGreen Hedging – is one of the top Leylandii and Laurel centres in the UK, selling beautiful garden hedge at reasonable prices.

Green Shutters EverGreen Hedge is one of the best garden centres in the UK. They get all their plants for hedgings at the Green Shutters Hedge Nurseries based near Taunton in Somerset. The Green Shutters Garden Centres is part of the Green Shutters hedge nurseries.

The Green Shutters tree and hedge nurseries are independently owned by Roger and Donna Eavis, and they have been growing plants since 1980. They grow thousands of plants each year to supply them to Green Shutters EverGreen Hedge Centres. They have a production tree and hedge nursery on the Isle of Wight.

Green Shutters sells different kinds of hedging like Leylandii, Laurel, Portugal Laurel, Conifers, Thuja Plicata, and Photinia Red Robin.

Leylandii and Golden Leylandii are their best sellers. They form a screen faster than anything else. They will form a solid evergreen hedge of any shape or size if they are trimmed well from the start. And they are very hardy and wind tolerant.

Laurel Hedging are excellent plants for hedging and screening. It can grow at any height and in any free-draining soil. Portugal Laurel is a pretty evergreen shrub that also forms a solid hedge. It grows small white fragrant flowers in June.

Conifers can be grown as individual trees or planted in rows that can form as a good screen.

Thuja Plicata is similar to Leylandii.  It produced a pleasant fruity smell when the leaves are crushed.

Photinia Red Robin has a bright red young color that looks stunning especially in spring. It grows quickly.

So for more information about Green Shutters EverGreen Hedging trees and hedges, log on http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/

From: freepressrelease.com.au

Greenshutters Nurseries Offers Laurel Hedging Plants

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January 2, 2011 – Somerset, United Kingdom – Green Shutters Nurseries and Plant Centre – a tree nursery that stocks an extensive range of plants and a broad range of other shrubs, hedge and herbaceous perennials, offered Laurel hedging plants as an alternative to wooden fences.

According to Green Shutters Garden Centre, the Laurel Hedging or Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia as its scientific name is an excellent plant for hedge screening.

The leaves of Laurel hedging are large, shiny and bright green in color as well as can be kept at any height which perfectly forms a great garden hedge.

Green Shutters Hedge Nurseries further elaborated that a Laurel hedging plant will grow in any free-draining soil under the sun or shade. The rate growth of the Laurel hedging can reach up to 60cm per year and can be eventually reach the height of 5m (15ft) if not trimmed.

Usually, the Laurel hedging plants that Green Shutters Nurseries offered is sold in 3 litre pots. The height quoted does not include the pot and they measure from the top of the pot to the top of the plant.

In order to grow the Laurel hedging plants, Green Shutters Hedge Nurseries sold a 12 month controlled-release feed about 1 kilogram in weight. This controlled-release fertilizer that feeds the Laurel plants for a year after planting is mixed into the bottom of the hole or sprinkled around the top if already planted.

For inquiries, contact 01460 281265 or log on to Greenshutters Garden Centres at http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/

About Evergreen Shutter Nurseries and Plant Centre

Completely dedicated to hedges, the Greenshutters Hedge Nurseries is a specialist grower of a wide selection of hedging plants like Leylandii, Laurel, Conifers and many more. They offer a minimum order of £50.00 worth of hedging plants and conifers plus delivery charge. Hedging plants are collected from their nurseries and hedge centre in Somerset which is open 7 days a week as well as a hedge plant production nursery on the Isle of Wight.

From: ideamarketers.com

Greenshutters Nurseries Widens their Range Varieties of Hedge

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January 1, 2011 – Somerset, United Kingdom – Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre – one of the popular Hedge Centres with established tree nurseries has widened their range variety of hedges for those who want versatile, colourful, and low-maintenance plants.

“For a colourful, low-maintenance, evergreen, hardy, structural plant – think hedge.” said Greenshutters Garden Centres.

Greenshutters Hedge Nursery had always held a good stock of hedges, but, this winter, they had widened their range of varieties to include some interesting and unusual varieties.

Although there is a preconception that all specie of hedge rows in staggering heights, Greenshutters Leylandii and Laurel offered smaller varieties which make superb shrubs or hedging.

Laurel and Leylandii provide structure and a range of colours throughout the year, including blue, purple, bronze, red, gold and various shades of green.

Greenshutters Hedge Centres also added many varieties of the hedge that required little or no maintenance at all, are hardy, and thrive in most soil except for water-logged soil. They can act as a windbreak, protecting less hardy plants from harsh weather conditions.

Hedge experts also provided varieties that look excellent in pots and containers such as Thuja Emerald and Chamaecyparis Nana Gracilis. These species need no trimming and can be kept formal in pyramid and ball shapes.

So for those who want versatile, colourful, low-maintenance and interesting plants that also encourages and protects wildlife, contact 01460 281265 or check out Greenshutters Hedge at http://www.evergreenhedging.co.uk/

About Greenshutters Nurseries and Plant Centre

Completely dedicated to hedges, the Greenshutters Tree Nurseries is a specialist grower of a wide selection of hedge plants like Leylandii, Laurel, Conifers and many more. They offer a minimum order of £50.00 worth of hedging plants plus delivery charge. Hedging plants are collected from their nurseries and hedge centre in Somerset which is open 7 days a week as well as a hedging plant production nursery on the Isle of Wight.

From: ideamarketers.com

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