Transform your garden with shrubs and hedging plants

Transform your garden with shrubs and hedging plants

At Thompson's Plant Centre, we understand the transformative power of a well-designed garden. Shrubs and hedging plants play a pivotal role in creating structure, privacy, and beauty in any outdoor space. Whether you're looking to create a lush boundary or add some evergreen charm, we've got you covered with our extensive range and expert advice.

Hedging Plants at Thompson's Plant Centre

Hedging plants offer an elegant and eco-friendly solution to garden boundaries. More than just a natural alternative to fence panels, hedges provide a habitat for wildlife and a seasonal display of flowers, berries, and autumnal colours. Easy to plant and quick to establish, hedging plants can truly bring your garden to life.c

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Thompson's Top 5 Hedging Plants

  1. Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) - Perfect for formal borders.
  2. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) - Ideal for wildlife-friendly hedges.
  3. Lavender (Lavandula) - Brings colour and fragrance.
  4. Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Offers year-round interest.
  5. Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) - Fast-growing for quick privacy.

Caring for Your Hedging Plants

  • Planting Time: Autumn is ideal, but spring is also suitable for most species.
  • Soil Preparation: Enrich the soil with compost and ensure good drainage.
  • Watering: Regularly during the first few years and during dry spells.
  • Pruning: Start early to encourage bushy growth, usually in late winter or early spring.

The Splendour of Shrubs from Thompson's Plant Centre

Shrubs are the cornerstone of garden design, providing structure, colour, and contrast. At Thompson's, we cultivate a wide array of shrubs, from the petite and fragrant to the bold and architectural. Whether you seek the delicate blooms of a Rhododendron or the robust foliage of a Holly, our nursery nurtures them all with the utmost care.

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Thompson's Top 5 Shrubs

  1. Hydrangea - For stunning summer colour.
  2. Rhododendron - Early spring blooms in vibrant hues.
  3. Camellia - Winter flowers to brighten the dreariest days.
  4. Forsythia - A burst of yellow to herald spring.
  5. Buddleja - To attract butterflies and bees.

Caring for Your Shrubs

  • Location: Choose a spot based on the shrub's light and soil preferences.
  • Planting: Mix in plenty of organic matter and ensure the root ball is level with the soil surface.
  • Mulching: Helps retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Feeding: A balanced fertiliser in spring will promote healthy growth.
  • Pruning: Varies by species but generally, prune after flowering to shape and encourage blooms.

Embracing Online Gardening with Thompson's Webshop

In today’s digital age, convenience is key. Thompson's Plant Centre is proud to offer a selection of our finest hedging plants and shrubs through our online webshop. While this represents only a fraction of our full range, it's a fantastic way to start your gardening journey from the comfort of your home. For those seeking more variety or specific advice, a visit to your local branch of Thompson's is highly recommended.

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Why Choose Thompson's?

  • Expertise: With years of horticultural experience, our team is here to offer tailored advice.
  • Quality: Our 3-year hardy plant guarantee on shrubs ensures your garden thrives.
  • Selection: From the common to the rare, our extensive range caters to all garden designs.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a green-fingered newbie, Thompson's Plant Centre is your go-to destination for all things garden. Explore our webshop or visit us in-store for personalised advice and inspiration. Transform your garden into a sanctuary with the perfect blend of shrubs and hedging plants today.

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