Tag Archives: Big garden

How to make a yew hedge

recently planted yew hedge

At the Big Garden we have been getting battered by the strong winds recently and as a result of this quite a few of the hurdle fence panels around the herb garden have been severely damaged. So it was decided to replace them with a living fence (yew hedge). The first step is to remove fence panels, once this is done, dig a trench roughly a spades depth keeping it as straight as possible (we used a string stretched between two stakes) and mix in some compost then water thoroughly then place each plant approximately one foot (30cms) apart. Spread the roots out… → Read More

Getting your hands dirty

Theory is fine but you can’t beat getting your hands dirty. I have found that the best way to learn anything is to do it, not read about it or talk about it. So with that in mind just have a go whether you just want to plant a few pots up or you want to fill a plot the size of a football pitch you have to start somewhere. I am trying to cover the basics here but the best way to learn is to do. So just start small and after you have harvested your first organically grown… → Read More