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Ornamental Trees

21/11/2019
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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

25/06/2019
Ornamental Trees

Key Garden Trends for 2019

With several major flower shows of the year already wrapped up, it’s an ideal time to look at the trends that are emerging. Sustainability is prevalent in the media, so perhaps it is of little surprise that a key theme of Chelsea Flower Show was natural planting. Native flowering plants such as Foxglove (Digitalis), Dog rose (Rosa canina) and Primrose (Primula vulgaris) are ideal for attracting wildlife such as bees. With the opening of a brand new ‘Mindfulness Gardens’ category at Chatsworth Flower Show, many of the show gardens had... Read More

14/06/2019
Ornamental Trees, Spring/Summer

Summer Foliage Favourites

Flowers can be fleeting, but foliage is a key feature of trees for much of the year. The most obvious attributes of leaves are their colour and shape, which can vary wildly. Scent is also a feature in some species. The density of the foliage can be used to impact a garden, with an airy canopy creating dappled shade and dense foliage used to create privacy or reduce noise. Here are five of our favourite trees for foliage right now: Cercidiphyllum japonicum – the heart shaped leaves can take on... Read More

07/02/2019
Company News

Wild Bird Food Range

We’ve been feeding birds for years on our nursery site and attract a huge variety of species. Some of the birds even decide to build nests on-site and raise their chicks here. Recently, it got us thinking about the importance of feeding wild birds, so we’ve decided to team up with the RHS and sell their range of high quality bird food. The range includes several high energy choices that are perfect for feeding to birds right now and others that are ideal for feeding year-round. If you’re buying a... Read More

29/11/2018
Autumn/Winter, Ornamental Trees, Small Gardens

Five Fantastic Evergreen Trees For Small Gardens

In small gardens, it’s important for trees to pull their weight by providing plenty of interest. You may think you have to decide between deciduous trees with seasonal interest and evergreen trees that offer year round colour. Luckily, that’s not true and here we tell you about some of our favourite feature-packed small evergreen trees: Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ – If you’ve not come across it already, you may be surprised that there is an evergreen tree with profuse blue flowers. Arbutus unedo – Evergreen leaves, urn-shaped flowers and unusual ornamental... Read More