Ornamental Trees Blog

06/06/2017
Around The Nursery Today

Wildlife On Our Nursery

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

Bossom on 'Beni Chidori' 15/03/2017
Around The Nursery Today, Cherry Blossom Trees, Ornamental Trees, Spring/Summer

Beautiful Blooms of ‘Beni chidori’

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

Cornus alba 'Sibirica' shrub 08/03/2017
Company News, Shrubs

Colourful Stemmed Cornus Shrubs

We’ve expanded our range of shrubs to include a stunning choice of Cornus shrubs, or Dogwoods as they are commonly known. These really come into their own in the wintertime, when their leaves have fallen and their vibrant coloured stems are on full display. Cornus shrubs are hardy, grow well in most soil conditions and even tolerate the damp. After the first year, just remember to prune them hard around February or early March. This encourages them to produce lots of new growth which is where the vivid colours are... Read More

Feefo gold service award 16/02/2017
Company News, Uncategorized

Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

We’re overjoyed to receive the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award! We take great pride in the quality of our trees and strive to provide the best customer service possible. It’s great to receive this award as recognition for all our hard work. Feefo is a rating and review platform, working to build transparency online and help shoppers make more informed decisions. At Ornamental Trees, we value the feedback our customers leave and use it to improve our offering. We want to take this opportunity to thank you all as we... Read More

07/01/2015
Ornamental Trees, Uncategorized

Give a Gift, Give a Tree

“My husband’s birthday trees arrived this morning and are stunningly beautiful. I’ve been buying presents for him for so long now that finding anything different and/or interesting is a struggle. I think I might just give up now because I’ll never be able to better this. Thank you so much for making it possible.” This is a recent email we received from a very happy customer that managed to find the perfect gift when she felt completely exhausted of ideas. And, although Christmas may be over, there’s still a full... Read More

26/11/2014
Around The Nursery Today, Autumn/Winter, Ornamental Trees

The last of the Autumn Colours – Around the Nursery Today

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

17/11/2014
Ornamental Trees, Uncategorized

Why should you choose a Native Tree?

There are endless reasons why native trees are a great choice for your garden, not including the wonderfully striking aesthetic impact that they provide.   By choosing a native species, immediately you are selecting a tree with a better chance of survival and success. This is because these trees have adapted to local climates and specific regional conditions. These developments include a resistance to certain diseases and pests and in some cases, even a tolerance of other environmental forces, such as pollution. This makes the tree a fairly low maintenance... Read More

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

02/10/2014
Cherry Blossom Trees, Company News, Ornamental Trees

Shinto Tree Planting Ceremony

Shinto Tree Planting Ceremony Abbotsholme School 125 year Anniversary | October 1st 2014     Shinto – An ancient Japanese belief in the bond between man and nature. Shinto is about communicating with nature and giving thanks for the gifts that we receive, such as a glorious morning sunrise presenting us with a new day, or the beautiful blossoms that  adorn the branches of the Japanese Cherry tree in spring.   The team at Ornamental Trees were lucky enough to be invited to a traditional Shinto tree planting ceremony at... 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