Ornamental Trees Blog

03/03/2020
Ornamental Trees

Planting Trees For The Planet

Environmental concerns have been forefront in the media recently and trees are being hailed as one of the best answers. Supporting charities that carry out large scale planting of trees is one way to get involved, but we want to highlight why it’s important to think in terms of your own garden too, no matter what size. Carbon in the atmosphere is responsible for increasing temperatures and trees are natural carbon sinks, removing it from the atmosphere and storing it. For those that have large gardens, trees that grow large... Read More

23/01/2020
Company News

Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020

We’re thrilled to have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020 for businesses that go above and beyond to provide a consistently excellent service year after year! The Platinum award is a brand new award and the highest accolade Feefo offer. We have previously received the Feefo Gold Service Award in 2019, 2018 and 2017. We’d like to thank the Ornamental Trees staff & all our wonderful customers.  

22/01/2020
Autumn/Winter, Get The Look

Gardens With Winter Interest

Winter may be associated with downtime in the garden, but with a little planning you can create a garden with plenty of interest throughout the season. The stripped back nature of winter gardens means it’s important to think in terms of structure. Trees with striking bark are a great way to add structure and interest, with Birch trees being particularly popular. Dogwood (Cornus) shrubs have stems in a range of bright colours, from bright red to lime green. Conifers come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colours and textures.... Read More

06/12/2019
Autumn/Winter

Tree Tasks For December

Winter is still a good time to plant trees as long as the ground isn’t frozen. Over autumn and winter, deciduous trees will start settling it, ready for when spring arrives. Our help and advice section has lots of information on planting and caring for trees. Check tree ties are adjusted correctly and stakes will stand up to blustery winter winds. December is the ideal time to prune apple and pear trees as they are dormant. You may want to reduce their size or just tidy them up. For further information... Read More

21/11/2019
Uncategorized

Unusual & Green Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Fed up of giving the gardener in your life yet another gardening gift set that will go unused after Christmas? Take a look at these unusual and green ideas for gifts they will truly thank you for: 1. Ornamental trees are a gift that keeps on growing year after year and as no two trees are the same, it’s a wonderfully unique gift. We may be biased, but our beautiful eco-friendly hessian gift wrapping and hand written cards makes it extra special. 2. Garden visits make a great gift experience.... Read More

23/10/2019
Autumn/Winter, Ornamental Trees

The Best Trees For Autumn Colour

Many trees are awash with stunning autumn colours on their foliage, but which are the best? For very small gardens, Japanese Maples are fantastic. There is a huge choice in spring, summer and autumn foliage colours. Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Garnet’ and Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ are firm favourites for their bright scarlet autumn foliage. For autumn colour plus spring flowers, we recommend Amelanchier (Juneberry) and Flowering Cherry trees. The flowers vary in shades of white through to dark pink, with Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ known for flowering in winter. Crab Apple... Read More

07/10/2019
Company News

25% Off Bird Food

It’s autumn and a great time to begin feeding wild birds, so we’re offering 25% or more off our entire bird food range! If you’re buying a tree, you can add any of the bird food range to your order with no additional delivery charge. The range includes several high energy choices that are perfect for feeding to birds through winter and others that are ideal for feeding year-round. There are two different seed mixes ideal for attracting a range of birds, plus a number of specialist feeds for attracting... Read More

24/09/2019
Company News, Get The Look

ITV Love Your Garden Features Our Trees

We’re delighted to have supplied a number of trees to the popular ITV show Love Your Garden. The trees featured on the latest episode, where the Love Your Garden team worked their magic on a war veterans garden in Grassmoor, Derbyshire. If you missed it, you can watch the episode on the ITV hub here. The garden (below) featured our popular multi stem versions of Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Snow Queen’ and Amelanchier lamarckii, along with a Mountain Ash tree. Lollipop trees stood smartly either side of a wooden gazebo housing... Read More

14/08/2019
Fruit Trees & Bushes

National Allotments Week 2019

Our new arrival of fruit trees have tasty crops, but what sets them apart is the stunning colour of the fruits. As well as being suited to allotments and orchards, they’re attractive enough to be worthy of a place in your gardens, plus they’ll make your crops stand out against the plethora of allotment photos being shared as part of #NationalAllotmentsWeek on social media. Here are our favourite colourful fruit trees that have just landed on our website. Red Williams pears taste similar to the extremely popular ‘Williams Bon Chretien’,... Read More

Watering can 25/07/2019
Spring/Summer

Are You Watering Your Trees Correctly?

We are all aware a good watering regime is essential for young trees and shrubs to establish. In hot and dry weather, correct watering becomes even more important, so here’s a recap. How often? The species, length of time planted, location and weather all affect how often watering is required. Our product pages give tailored watering advice under the ‘Planting & Care’ tab which should be adhered to for trees planted within the last 3 years. Increase the frequency in periods of hot, dry weather and remember that a little... Read More