There is still time to plant bare root hedging and trees.
But I often get asked what is a bare root hedge and why should I plant one?
Simply put, bare root hedging, is hedging that is dug from the ground and sold directly to you the customer and you plant immediately in your prepared space. It is sold without a pot, so you can see the roots and the soil that is dug up with it. It is a cheaper option to put down a hedge rather than using potted plants, they are normally sold in bundles of 10 or 25. For example a laurel plant in a pot could cost you anything from €5 upwards, whereas a bare root plant could be from as little as €2. There's not really much in the price difference, but if you are putting in a long hedge, and you need 100 plants, suddenly that price difference could be €300.
You can only plant this type of hedging during the winter months, normally from November until approximately March. During these months, the plants are dormant, they are not growing as the weather is too cold and you can easily transplant them.
There are a number of different types of hedging available, such as whitethorn, laurel, beech, which comes in green or copper & hornbeam, just to mention a few. If you are thinking of planting a hedge, we can advise and supply the best type of hedge to suit your needs.
You can also get trees bare rooted during this time and the picture I have here is of some bare root fruit trees. We have different varieties, of apples, pears, plums and cherry trees currently stock. We can also source bare root trees locally if required. If you would like to purchase any of these items, or enquire about the best type of hedging to suit you, please give me a call on 0879911463.