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Berries

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

Autumn crab apples 25/09/2017
Around The Nursery Today, Autumn/Winter, Cherry Blossom Trees, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

Rich Colours of Autumn

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

30/07/2014
Fruit Trees & Bushes

It’s cropping and cooking time!

  With end of July already upon us and August just around the corner, now is a great time to consider the large variety of fruit ready to be cropped. July is the opening month for cropping an assortment of fruit, including: apples, grapes and raspberries. However, in this blog, we’ll be focusing on a selection of recipes showcasing cherries, blackberries and blueberries.   Morello cherries   This variety of cherry is often known as a cooking cherry as they have a good, strong flavour and can often be a... 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

17/06/2011
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Boozy Berries

It’s this time of year when I start getting handed carrier bags full ripe fruit in the office. Last year I made colossal vats of fruit jam, apple and sloe, apricot, blackcurrant etc. but this year I’m trying something a little different. We’ve all heard of slow gin and often my sister in law serves up a glass of blackberry whisky at Christmas but I’ve chosen to attempt something that I haven’t tried before, I’m making some blackcurrant rum. I’ve used 200g of blackcurrants, 40g sugar and just over half... Read More

12/01/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Ornamental Trees

Resplendent Reds

Red is fiery and hot. It’s a vibrant colour that evokes a range of seemingly conflicting emotions from passion and love to violence or danger. In the landscape red adds an eye-catching splash! Here are some of my top picks for red themed plants. Click a photograph for further information on that plant.

24/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Growing Blueberries

Growing blueberries couldn’t be easier! Blueberries are one of very few fruits to originate from North America, where it is referred to by Native Americans as ‘Star Berry’ due to the star shape of its creamy white flowers. Not only does this super-food have pretty flowers, the bright red autumn colour is a welcome treat! Blueberry plants require acid soil so unless your soil is already very acid soil plant in good ericaceous compost, available from most garden centres. Blueberries grow very happily in pots. Once planted up try to... Read More

14/09/2010
Cherry Blossom Trees, Fruit Trees & Bushes, Ornamental Trees, Small Gardens

Trees For Small Gardens

Blog update – November 2018. This blog is packed with tree ideas for small gardens. For those of us with small gardens, patio gardens or courtyard gardens choosing a tree is an important task. Often there is room for only one tree, so this single specimen must provide us with the most tree for our money. Trees for small gardens should be chosen not only for their limited height and spread but also for their features, as often a singular tree will become a feature tree within a small garden.... Read More

10/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes, Ornamental Trees, Small Gardens

Trees For Pots

Many of us have a patio garden or balcony garden on which to create a lovely green habitat, others may have a roof garden; any of these small gardens can be a perfect home for trees and shrubs in pots. Kitchen garden in a pot There is a huge choice of fruit for the kitchen garden, some of which are ideal trees for pots. Dwarf apples, pears and cherries can all be patio trees. Apples will require rootstock ‘M27’ or ‘M9’, Pears rootstock ‘Quince C’ and cherries ‘Gisela 5’ for... Read More