Ornamental Trees Blog

07/09/2010
Events, Fruit Trees & Bushes

Apple Tasting Day

On the 23rd October we’re welcoming you to join us for our apple tasting day. Here you will be able to taste lots of the varieties that we offer, dessert and culinary and see some of our ready trained fruit trees on display. There will also be lots of useful information available on everything from pollination to pruning and our knowledgeable staff will of course be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm when we’re all appled-out ! Best... Read More

06/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Tree Ideas For Allotments

Many of us now are lucky enough to have an allotment garden where we can grow a plethora of fresh vegetables and soft fruit. Allotment planting doesn’t have to be limited to veg and soft fruit. Growing heavy crops of tree fruits such as apples, pears, quince, cherries and plums on an allotment is also a popular idea and very doable with the right knowledge. Firstly many allotments will have restrictions to the height of trees that are permitted on the allotments. This is for several reasons mainly trees casting... Read More

03/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Ready Trained Trees Explained

Here at Ornamental Tree Nurseries we use traditional methods to create trained fruit trees in many different forms. Our most popular are espalier fruit trees which can be mistaken for pleached fruit trees. The fruit trees are trained into tiers, usually 2, 3 or 4 tiers high. This can be done with apples or pears. The tiers are laid out with the first at 18 inches above ground level and each subsequent tier 15 inches apart. These espalier fruit trees can be used to separate spaces in the garden when... Read More

Japanese Gardens 03/09/2010
Cherry Blossom Trees, Foliage, Garden Design, 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

03/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes, Gardening Advice, Ornamental Trees

A Guide To Buying Trees

How should I choose which trees to buy? There are a few things to think about when choosing what sort of tree to buy. Listed below are some points to consider; Would you like an ornamental, garden tree for aesthetic purpose only or a productive fruit tree? Do you require a tree for a particular purpose e.g. screening trees, fast growing trees, shade giving trees, avenue trees? What space is available for your trees? Do you require a dwarf tree or is there room enough for a larger growing tree?... Read More