Traditional bare-root hedging: For a limited period over the wintertime, Katie's Garden can supply a range of bareroot hedging plants. These should be planted November to February.
Available to order in a range of native species and mixes, quoted to your requirements - email or ring to check. If you require only a few plants, a limited range will be available from stock – varieties and prices in the online shop, including: Hawthorn, Laurel; Cotoneaster, Beech; Hornbeam, Copper Beech; Yew, Common Box.
Delivery in the local area (Woodbridge/Ipswich/Felixstowe/Hadleigh/Needham Market areas) is possible - see our Home Delivery page for details.
PLANTING & AFTERCARE:
The cool, wet conditions of autumn and winter are ideal for establishing hedges.
Use for privacy, for windbreaks, for wildlife and to create interest and 'rooms' in your garden.
Do not plant when soil is frozen or waterlogged. Make sure plants are well watered prior to planting. Application of rootbuilders such as mycorrhizal fungi or bonemeal can help plants establish.
Make sure you leave enough space for the eventual depth of the hedge - do not plant right up against boundaries!
Water hedging plants during dry spells for the first couple of years. Lightly clip plants all the way around (top and all sides) two or three times a year to encourage bushy growth.
Keep the area around them free of weeds, grass and other plants for the first year or so - you do not want them competing for nutrients.
BAREROOT ECONOMY RANGE:
We would recommend 2-5 plants per metre, but planting density is largely dependent on how quick a result you would like.
Field-grown, they will be supplied without pots, but with wrapping to protect their root systems. We strongly recommend the ground is prepared beforehand, so the plants can go in as soon as you receive them. If there is any delay in doing this you should ensure they are kept frost-free and moist until they can be planted.
PREMIUM ROOTBALLED RANGE:
We would recommend 2 plants per metre, but planting density is largely dependent on how quick a result you would like.
Field-grown, they will be supplied with hessian wrapping soil around their root systems. The hessian wrapped around the rootballs should be left on when planted. We strongly recommend the ground is prepared beforehand, so the plants can go in as soon as you receive them. If there is any delay in doing this you should ensure they are kept frost-free and moist until they can be planted.
These have spent their lives living in containers. There is no urgency to planting them into the ground but make sure they are not allowed to dry out whilst in their pots. The roots might need teasing out once the plants are removed from pots to encourage them to spread out in different directions.
This list is by no means exhaustive – to see our full range you will have to come and visit us! Please also bear in mind that not all plants will be in stock at any one time – if there is a variety you particularly want, please phone or email to check beforehand.