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10/11/2014
Autumn/Winter, Get The Look, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs

Winter Scented Plants & Trees

When considering what to plant in a winter garden, often the emphasis is on attractive, evergreen foliage, interesting bark or beautiful winter blossoms. There’s no denying that all of this works wonderfully to create a stunning winter display, however we’ve decided to focus on something a little bit different; Hamamelis Intermedia Arnold’s Promise More commonly known as Yellow Witch Hazel, this interesting plant releases a delicate, sweet fragrance that hangs in the crisp winter air, providing a sensory treat when the rest of the garden can start to appear bare.... Read More

01/09/2014
Autumn/Winter, Get The Look, Ornamental Trees

Autumn Colour Focus ~ Warming up your garden after the summer sun has gone

Autumn is the beginning of the warmest season in terms of the colours that flood the foliage of your trees and shrubs, giving a vibrant burst of life as the sunny summer days start to fade. This post provides a spotlight on a variety of different trees, each offering its own unique contribution to the autumn colour scheme.   Cercidiphyllum Japonicum (Katsura Tree) The Katsura is a medium sized tree with heart-shaped leaves that display a variety of reddish-green tones in the spring/summer months, developing into enchanting burnt yellow-orange and... Read More

25/06/2014
Get The Look, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

Get The Look – Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh

The new series of Love Your Garden started last night on ITV and as always the show featured a remarkable family who greatly deserved a beautiful garden makeover. The first episode of the new series focused on the Chan Family, whose youngest daughter Amelie was born with Charge syndrome. Love Your Garden designed a wonderful haven for the Chan family consisting of a safe, no-slip decking area; large outdoor dining table and a garden building for Amelie to play in whilst her sisters enjoy the sun loungers in the adjacent... Read More

17/05/2014
Get The Look, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

Growing Japanese Maple Trees in Containers

Japanese Maple trees make up some of our most popular ornamental trees and our customers regularly ask us if they can be grown in containers. The great news is that they can! A large number of our beautiful Acers are suited to container growing. There are of course, certain parameters to consider when growing Japanese Maple trees in pots. Use a loam based compost with good drainage Every other year, re-pot into a slightly bigger container in either April or September Plant at the same level as in the original... Read More

01/11/2013
Autumn/Winter, Cherry Blossom Trees, Get The Look, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

Winter Gardens – Ornamental Trees That Look Great in Winter

While lots of other plants are hunkering down for the winter, there are many tree varieties that are just beginning to burst into life, bringing a wonderful splash of colour and a hint of magic to a winter garden scene. One of our most sought after trees for winter is the Winter Flowering Cherry Tree aka Prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis Tree. With flowers appearing intermittently from now until March, the Winter Flowering Cherry Tree is a delightful addition to any garden and really brings a garden to life during these cold,... Read More

21/10/2013
Fruit Trees & Bushes, Get The Look

Apple Day

In celebration of National Apple Day I’d like to shine the spotlight on our Dual Cordon Apple Trees. Dual Cordons are a fantastic way of growing your own Apples at home for you and your family to enjoy. Planting a Dual Cordon in your garden has many benefits. Firstly, they consist of two apple varieties on one tree so you reap the rewards of two different but equally delicious flavours; they are also ideal for planting in a small space or garden when there is only room for one tree... Read More

13/09/2013
Around The Nursery Today, Get The Look, Ornamental Trees

Fact Friday – Ginkgo Biloba Tree

Fact Friday Tree – Ginkgo Biloba The Ginkgo Biloba Tree is a large deciduous species that begins life with a conical shape, becoming more irregular as it matures. The Ginkgo is a fabulous specimen tree. Best suited to large garden spaces. Common Names: Maidenhair Tree, Fossil Tree Foliage: Light green in colour with two-lobed, fan shaped leaves that turn saffron yellow in autumn. Planting Tips: Best suited to sunny positions in well-drained soil. Being a tough tree, Ginkgo Biloba will grow well in sheltered or exposed sites and will grow... Read More

20/08/2013
Get The Look, Ornamental Trees

Thinking Ahead ~ Autumn Inspiration

All this rain in August has me thinking about the Autumn months. Beautiful crisp, cold days and colourful autumn leaves are my favourite time of year. Nothing brightens up the chillier months more than some vibrant foliage, colourful berries and lighter shades of bark. In this post I’d like to highlight some of my favourite Ornamental Trees for autumn and winter. These varieties will provide autumn colour and winter coverage, suitable for a range of garden sizes. Whether you have a small patch that needs sprucing up or a large... Read More

Japanese Gardens 03/09/2010
Cherry Blossom Trees, Get The Look, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

Japanese Gardens

Originally Japanese gardens were intended to express Buddhism and Taosim but during the Heian period (794-1185) the purpose of Japanese gardens shifted to becoming a place for contemplation, amusement and ceremonies as well as being a place with religious meaning.  As with Chinese gardens nature has a huge influence on the design of Japanese gardens. The pine tree is a symbol of longevity in Japanese gardens, the black pine would be used to evoke a maritime scene whilst the red pine was used in more mountainous settings. Mostly, Japanese designs... Read More