Bedding Plants and Laurel Hedging in Hitchin | Landscaping Your Garden
It’s not unusual for homeowners in Hitchin to spend a lot of time and money making a house into a home that suits their personal sense of style and comfort. However, not everyone puts as much thought into their garden. Our garden nursery in Cardington Village offers an array of laurel hedging, bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and herbaceous perennials to transform any garden into your own personal paradise. We also sell natural fertilisers which can help ensure your garden thrives all year round. This includes both compost, should you not make your own, and farmyard manure.
While winter is the best time to redesign your garden, seeing it in full bloom during the summer can be a good way to visualise how best to utilise the space. Either way, there’s no bad time of year to start thinking about where to plant decorative shrubs, herbaceous perennials and fruit trees.
Whether you wish to create somewhere to relax on warm summer evenings, plan to entertain friends and family by dining al fresco, or just feel bored with how your garden looks, we invite you to head down to our popular garden nursery for inspiration.
Large and Spacious Gardens
The bigger your garden in Hitchin, the more options you have available to you. Choose between rustic, modern, minimalistic and stylish landscaping. Lay paving and decking for a more urban appeal, overindulge in bedding plants and wildflowers for that country garden look, or introduce hardy herbs, herbaceous perennials and fragrant shrubs to create a sensory garden, all bordered by laurel hedging, hanging baskets or ornamental walls.
Whatever the approach, you can find the supplies you need at our garden nursery to bring your project to life – and if we don’t have something in stock, we can source it for you, and have it available for collection, inside a fortnight!
With a vast expanse of garden space, it can be hard knowing where to start. We have some suggestions for you:
- Create natural borders and fencing for your Hitchin garden with laurel hedging. Not only is this an attractive feature, but the dense green foliage offers an effective privacy screen that also blocks out the wind and filters out the sound of noisy neighbours.
- Implement herbaceous borders. Grouping herbaceous perennials in threes and fives results in an explosion of colours, shapes and fragrances during the summer months.
- Plant decorative trees and shrubs in carefully considered locations. Some require more sunlight than others and will change their size and shape throughout the seasons.
- Use bedding plants and bulbs supplied by our garden nursery to create spiral patterns and straight lines, adding a geometric appeal to your garden in a variety of colours.
- Decorate arches, gazebos and pergolas with our range of expertly designed hanging baskets from Clare, our resident florist, or with climbing plants, such as clematis or wisteria.
- Use natural fertilisers like compost and farmyard manure, products we supply to both domestic and commercial clients around the Hitchin area, to ensure a vibrant, healthy garden all year round!
Small and Compact Gardens
Whether your outdoor space consists of a narrow lawn or a basic concrete patio, our garden nursery can help you maximise its potential. We employ several simple solutions that can transform even the smallest garden in Hitchin into a miniature Eden. Some of these include:
- Use hanging baskets wherever possible. Not only do they brighten up a garden or patio, but they do not take up any valuable floorspace.
- Install a planter under the kitchen window. These are perfect for most bedding plants and herbaceous perennials. Make them even more practical by creating a small herb garden of rosemary, thyme and sage.
- Incorporate outdoor shelves to display potted plants and trailing flowers such as petunias or fuchsias.
- Create a living wall. Herbaceous perennials are perfect for this, along with small shrubs, grasses and seasonal flowers. Our garden nursery can help you to pick the most suitable bedding plants.
- If you still want to create natural borders, use low-growing laurel hedging, such as a compact laurel or a spotted laurel; these should be kept fed and healthy with the appropriate fertilisers, applied at the appropriate time, for the species in question – e.g with natural compost or farmyard manure.
- Don’t overcrowd your garden. Sometimes, less is more, and even a large outdoor space can appear small and cramped if there’s too much going on.