Author Archives: Impact Plants

Instantly Impressive Ideas- October

1. October Species Our species of the month is the native species Taxus Bacatta, also known as Yew. English Yew Hedge (Taxus baccata) is the classic British conifer hedge plant, called the King of Hedges. Yew is a dense, dark, evergreen species with bright green spring growth and autumnal red fruits which are much sought after […]

Creating An Environmentally Friendly Garden

Many people are now looking to reduce their carbon footprint by recycling more, using their cars less and eating locally produced, organic food, but you can also reduce your carbon footprint by changing the way you garden. With many people starting to realise the importance of eco-living, garden specialists Oeco Garden Rooms have compiled some […]

Create A Bird Friendly Garden

Attracting birds to a hedge Just as we all look forward to spring, so do the birds! They’ve survived many weeks of harsh winter weather and food shortages and although most birds will not start building their nests until March, they spend many weeks making exploratory visits and checking out suitable nesting sites. There are […]

Instantly Impressive Ideas- September

Top 5 Monthly Instantly Impressive Ideas

1. September Species Our species of the month is the Berberis Hedging plant. The Berberis family is home to a variation of colour and uses, making it an ideal plant for every gardeners needs. 3. Garden Design Stuck in a Summer slump? We’re loving purple Autumnal shades at the minute, purple tones give your garden […]

Instantly Impressive Ideas – August

Top 5 Monthly Instantly Impressive Ideas

1. August Species Our species of the month is the lovely Lavender! Lavender is an extremely popular hedging shrub, whose distinctive look can be easily identified, bringing classical English essence to a garden. Famous for the wonderful spires of blue, purple and white flowers and the delightful fragrance that they produce, Lavender is grown around […]

Create A Bee Friendly Garden

Creating A Bee Garden

Bees play an essential role in our eco-system and they need all the help they can get! So follow our handy guide on how to create a bee friendly garden that will have buzzing visitors in no time… Plant Bee Friendly Plants Planting wildlife friendly shrubs and hedging plants are a great way to attract […]

Instantly Impressive Ideas – July

Top 5 Monthly Instantly Impressive Ideas

1. July Species To bring some colour after a very rainy and miserable July, our species of the month is the lovely and bright Rhododendron. Popularly planted for their spectacular display of flowers, Rhododendrons are suited to most planting sites, preferring dappled shade. Rhododendron is a genus of shrubs and small to (rarely) large trees, the smallest species growing […]

Instantly Impressive Ivy

Ivy Blog

A hot topic at the minute, with Channel 4’s recent episode of Dispatches, is Ivy screens. On Monday 11th June, Dispatches completed a world-first experiment to reduce hundreds of primary school children’s exposure to toxic air. After visiting one of the most polluted primary schools in the country, Dispatches tested the air and found very […]

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