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.
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.
Readyhedge Ltd - growers & suppliers of quality instant hedging and screening.
Readyhedge is a wholesale nursery growing high quality instant hedging and screening plants.
The Readyhedge range of instant hedging is grown in 1m troughs and is ready spaced for ease of planting. This unique product is ideally suited to landscape contracts and domestic gardens alike.
Some examples of other products in our instant hedging and screening range include pleached trees, espalier fruit, high and low screening panels.
Hedging plants from 1m to 4m are available in containers or rootball/bareroot in the winter.
Crown Topiary is the largest specialist topiary nursery in the UK
We're a family run business that has been built on quality, service and attention to detail. We take pride in supplying topiary, both large and small, that has been hand cut, tended and trimmed to achieve the best possible, long lasting results... oh, and we have been trading since 1982, so we know a thing or two about shaped trees and shrubs!
Our two acre nursery has lots of topiary specimens ready for delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland. This extensive portfolio of stock and wide choice of plant varieties enables the creation of ‘instant gardens’, with the use of pre-prepared instant topiary hedging, cloud formed hedging, topiary box head, screening pleached trees or stunning topiary arches and parasol trees in various sizes... but if you want that special individual piece, we stock a range of good quality traditional topiary plants for you to choose from.
More traditional topiary forms such as cones & pyramids, balls, half-standards, cubes and spirals, make great features in a garden, along a driveway or path and look amazing in pots or planters. For that something different and modern, we also stock a range of beautiful cloud forms in a variety of species and the more artistic and unique animal, bird and life form shapes.
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: