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Practical Instant Hedge at Landscape Show

The Landscape Show

This year Practicality Brown’s new hedging range Practical Instant Hedge™, can be seen on the Avant exhibition stand at the Landscape Show in Battersea Park, London.

The show, which is on Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th September 2017, is one of the UK’s leading landscape trade events, dedicated to bringing the industry together.

Avant Tecno (UK) distributes the Finnish made, internationally acclaimed and innovative compact loaders. Avant pioneered the compact machine sector 25 years ago and have been innovating ever since; no other manufacturer offers the range of compact loaders and attachments.

Practicality Brown use Avant machines to help creating mature gardens; with over 35 years of experience, we have specimen trees and instant hedges available to garden designers, landscape architects and property developers for bespoke UK-wide projects.

Practical Instant Hedge™ at The Landscape Show:

Practical Instant Hedge™ is UK grown to maturity and available in 1m bags to aid handling and planting.  We can offer supply only, as well as supply and plant, and can offer a recommended irrigation system for all our trees and hedges.

Come and see us at the AVANT stand CP2 at the Landscape Show and talk to us about your project.

Not to be missed

We are having an end of summer sale, with 50% off our current containerised tree stock; the discount will be applied to ex VAT orders of trees.

These trees are in stock NOW and currently half price to make way for new trees arriving in the Autumn. See our stock list for all trees that are included in this limited offer.

Beautiful Taxus baccata Topiary Spiral

A stunning pair of matching Yew Topiary Spirals; standing at over 2.5m above ground level, this pair will make a stunning statement, gracing any garden landscaping project.

Measurements:    2.5m  Height x  0.60m  width, at the base

Unexpectedly available at short notice, these Taxus baccata topiary specimens are a timeless classic that will add structure to any garden. Contact us for more details 01753 652022

We have more information on Topiary

Elveden Instant Hedge
Truly instant hedging – up to 1.8m high

First planted in 1998, Practicality Brown is the sole supplier of the award-winning Elveden Instant Hedge, which is a truly mature, dense hedging product.

The Elveden Instant Hedge difference:

  • Grown from British origin stock (seed or cutting) not just UK provenance (which can be where plants have been growing in the last six months)
  • Allowed to grow and mature over time at the Elveden Estate in East Anglia
  • The roots are grown in a membrane which helps to eliminate transplant shock; thereby allowing planting of this substantial mature hedge to be carried out all year round
  • It is fed, watered and regularly clipped to ensure that it is an effective, robust and dense hedge around 2ft deep
  • For example the Green Beech available to plant now at 1.8m high was planted during 2008/9 season, some 7 or 8 years of diligent care and attention whilst the same height Laurel is 4-5 years old.
  • Available in 2.5m length strips which ensure continuity of plants, as they are replanted in the same order as they are lifted from the ground.

Time and again this proper instant hedge provides landscape architects and garden designers with the essential element to emphasize, enhance or enclose their design.  We have stock available in heights from 1.2m, 1.5m and 1.8m across a range of species, all of which are 400-500mm deep.

Elveden Instant Hedge is a premium product and still is the best in class in terms of the size, density and quality; it is perfect for high end projects and where clients or circumstances demand a superior finish.

The Landscape Show 2016

The Landscape Show is a trade event, aimed at garden designers, architects, landscape contractors, local authority landscaping professionals, facilities managers and interior designers from all over the UK and beyond.

Once again we exhibited at the event, which is in Battersea Park London, showcasing the Elveden Instant Hedge.  We were able to talk to new customers and meet up with existing ones.

Thank you to everyone that visited us – we hope to see more of you soon!

 

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Results

The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016 has showcased more stunning garden designs this year, made all the more challenging to create due to the unseasonal weather. Practicality Brown are proud to have contributed to the following medal-winning gardens, for which we provided Elveden Instant Hedge, Elements and hedging plants.

 

Gold Medals

• Show Gardens:

A Dog’s Life Garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes for The Dogs Trust

World Vision Garden designed by John Warland (Senseless Acts of Beauty)

• Summer Gardens:

A Summer Retreat designed by Laura Arison and Amanda Waring for CCLA

The Lavender Garden designed by Paula Napper, Sarah Warren and Donna King

 

Silver-Gilt Medal

• Show Garden: PMS: Outside Inside Garden for NAPS designed by Emma Bannister

• Summer Garden: A breath of Fresh Air designed by Rae Wilkinson for The Abbeyfield Society

 

Bronze Medal

• Show Garden: Cancer Research UK’s Life Garden designed by Antonia Young Built by Jeff Rosenblatt

Instant Hedge makes a difference

Lisa Cox, is an award-winning SGD designer who transforms gardens into inspiring spaces. Lisa created a beautiful family garden in Oxshott, Surrey and chose our Elveden Instant Hedge to complement her beautiful design creating a soft boundary in laurel on a fence line.  Lisa created a blog when first implementing the project with an update a year later.

Soft green touch on a new development

The new development of individually styled period houses was softened into the environment by the judicious installation of evergreen Elveden Instant Hedge.

Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus ‘Rotundifloia’) was chosen for its soft, pale green, fresh look and its even, vigorous growth that provides a year round hedge which reliably screens any new build project. Common Yew (Taxus baccata) was used on the front boundary to add a touch of classic evergreen maturity and sense of time to the development.

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Once again, we were proudly involved in the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2011. We provided hedge for the RHS exhibit together with trees and hedge for three additional gardens, all of them medal winners:

The Eye of the Internet Maze by Judy Cornford (Silver)

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