Flowering Cherry trees are loved for their cherry blossom, but we think these look stunning in the summer sun on our nursery today – Prunus ‘Snow Showers’ (left) and Prunus ‘The Bride’ (right) both top grafted at 120cm.
Around The Nursery Today
Following a late start due to the weather, the cherry blossom season is now in full swing. There’s so many beautiful blooms that it’s impossible to pick a favourite. For small garden, Prunus incisa ‘Mikinori’ is ideal and can even be grown in a container. For real show stoppers, look no further than Prunus ‘Kanzan’ or Prunus ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’ with their glorious pink double flowers. For an unusual choice, Prunus ‘Pandora’ has beautiful flowers that contain multiple hues of pink.
The seasons are changing and Autumn has officially begun. The bright colours of summer are fading and making way for the rich coloured foliage and berries of Autumn. Maple trees are well known for their Autumn foliage, with Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ and Acer rubrum ‘Sun Valley’ being particularly fine examples. Crab apples are going strong, with Malus Marble yielding large marbled fruits and Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ producing small, pretty dark-purple fruits. Liquidambar displays some of the finest Autumn foliage. The leaves of Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Lane Roberts’ turns stunning shades of... Read More
It’s a busy time on the nursery and it’s not just because we’re ardently packing trees. So far we’ve spotted: Bullfinch chicks in their nest Blackbird diligently guarding her eggs House Martins Swallows Wrens Dunnocks Plus various tits, finches, bees and butterflies
Japanese cherry and Japanese apricot trees are starting to come into bloom now that it’s spring. Prunus mume ‘Beni chidori’ is one of the first to come into flower and the glorious blooms of vivid pink flowers sitting on bare stems can be seen on full display right now. June Pearce, our marketing director, has a fine example of ‘Beni chidori” sitting outside her kitchen window. We asked June why she’d chosen this tree for such a prime position in her garden. June told us “It’s was planted 3 years ago... Read More
We’ve been strolling around the nursery today, appreciating the last of the autumn colours, before the cold weather relieves the trees of their leaves and they disappear until next year. We’ve found a collection of stunning, dramatic leaves that we think deserve a mention for their impressive autumn display. Malus Evereste Tree (Flowering Crab Apple) This flowering crab apple tree displays small, electric yellow leaves in the autumn, which provide a wonderful canvas for the flushed crab apples, beaming with shades of orange, red and yellow. The leaves are simple... Read More
With the blossoming of so many bright, new flowers in the spring and the rich, warm colours that autumn brings, summer is often overlooked as a season perfect for a colourful garden. Wandering round the nursery today, the cream splashed foliage of the Populus Candicans Aurora tree stands out against the rest of the greens and brings with it a splash of colour now that the spring flowers have started to disappear. It is not only the colourful leaves that catch your eye but their heart-shape and the fresh... Read More
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
We often find butterflies inside the tunnels, when we do it’s best to gently scoop them up and pop them outside as the tunnels can get over warm and the butterflies get tired trying to find a way out. We like to offer a helping hand and watch them flutter away, displaying their wonderfully colourful wings.
This year the cherry trees are producing their fruit early. Now the cherries are starting to ripen-up in the fields it’s staff like Gareth who get the pick of the crop! He’s got a rather tasty looking handful of Cherry Stella which I’m hoping he’ll share!! Cherry Stella was the first self fertile sweet cherry and is the top choice for garden use. Large, dark red fruits that are sweet and juicy are usually produced in late July but in this case much earlier in late June. A very popular... Read More