The Specialist Buyers Guide for Professionals in The Landscape Industry
A warm welcome to Ruskins Trees and Landscapes. We have been supplying, planting and moving large trees, shrubs and hedges since 1986. Our aim is to provide a service that is second to none - we strive not merely to meet expectations but always to exceed them.
Ruskins Trees and Landscapes also provide Air Spade services to facilitate service trenches through root plates of protected trees, root investigation and decompaction. Our Play Trees and Play Logs are used in natural play schemes across the country. Specialist teams are used by clients to eradicate Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants. Our grounds maintenance teams assist clients with the management and enhancement of their external landscape.
The Ruskins team are highly experienced, qualified and driven by a passion that sets us apart from our competitors. Rest assured that your requirements are important to us - we will be pleased to assist any enquiry that you might have.
You are invited to browse our website and in so doing we hope you might gain a useful insight into our nature and capabilities. Our reputation for exemplary service is both our hallmark and your guarantee of satisfaction.
Boningale Nurseries is one of the leading suppliers of hardy nursery stock to the British landscaping industry. With more than 50 years’ experience in the sector, Boningale Nurseries pride ourselves on providing a high quality and reliable service to a wide range of commercial and domestic clients.
Our customers include landscaping contractors, local authorities, grounds maintenance contractors, landscape architects and designers, construction companies, and nurseries.
Hedges Direct are specialist retailers of hedging, turf, pleached trees, living screens and topiary. With decades of experience in the horticultural industry and a culture firmly focused on quality and service, Hedges Direct are able to supply specimen plants for any size project, all with an industry leading delivery turnaround.
Hedges Direct award-winning sales and service team are available 7 days a week, offering expert advice and exclusive trade discounts. Our online offering includes 100's of hedging species from young 10cm pots to mature 9m root balls. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, give us a call – if we don’t stock it, we’ll source it.
Viridis has been conceived to satisfy the domestic landscape market. Working with elite designers on projects we are dedicated to a premium plant sourcing service.
Our team of experts have established a national customer base of quality domestic landscape designers and landscape contractors.
This enables us to offer a quick and efficient service to customers across the UK.
By providing this superior and exclusive level of service, the team at Viridis are able to meet the expectations of discerning customers wanting the best quality and most unusual plant varieties – at a competitive price – for their bespoke garden designs.
Alastair Beddall started his landscape contracting business in 1981, naming the company Practicality Brown, in favour of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the famous 18th Century landscape designer. Capability Brown designed some of Britain’s most spectacular park landscapes at historic homes such as Blenheim, Burghley House and Hampton Court. His designs can still be seen today, nearly three centuries later.
During the 1980s, Practicality Brown (incorporated in 1987) worked on long term contracts for the Forestry Commission and was one of the first companies to develop tree clearance without burning. Pioneering whole tree chipping in the UK on a commercial scale in 1985, Practicality Brown have extensive experience of mechanised vegetation clearance, introducing Ahwi Mulchers in 1999 and mechanised Tree Shears in 2002.
By 1989 the company was also supplying semi mature trees and forest products to the landscape trade. In the late 1990s, Practicality Brown where instrumental in developing the Elveden Instant Hedge™ with the Elveden Estate in East Anglia. Together, they identified a need for a substantial, mature hedge up to 6ft high and planted species to grow for at least a four years before being sold in an ongoing programme.
Practicality Brown Today
Practicality Brown Ltd is an innovative, class-leading company, with divisions operating in the Landscape and Forestry Sectors. The Practicality Brown Difference: