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ornamental trees

23/07/2014
Spring/Summer, Uncategorized

Summer days out for little green fingers

  With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’ve found a selection of fun and exciting places to take the kids to get them involved in wildlife and gardening;   The Eden Project (Cornwall) There are a wide variety of fun activities for children including; -Storytelling sessions -SkyWire (England’s longest zip wire) -Rainforest Biome (the largest indoor rainforest in the world) -The Spice Boat -The Spiral Garden -Dinosaurs Unleashed For more details on any of these activities, including prices, visit:http://www.edenproject.com/   RHS Flower Show: The Great Garden Carnival (Tatton... Read More

22/07/2014
Around The Nursery Today, Spring/Summer

Summer Colours

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

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

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

20/06/2011
Uncategorized

Top 3 Garden Blogs

Here at Ornamental Tree Nurseries we love technology and when tech and gardening come together we can’t get enough! Here are our top 3 garden blogs; My Tiny Plot A veritable feast for allotment gardeners. @mytinyplot on Twitter The Transatlantic Gardener An interesting blog from an interesting point of view by award-winning garden writer Graham Rice @Graham_Rice on Twitter Kate Bradbury for BBC Gardeners World You can be assured of an informative and interesting read from Kate Bradbury, especially where creepy crawlies are involved @Kate_Bradbury on Twitter

16/06/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Ornamental Trees

Cornus – Dogwoods

There are some glorious flowering dogwoods out there and now is the time that they are looking fantastic. The cornus kousa chinensis with its creamy white bracts looks good grown as a bush or single stem tree. For something a little different Cornus florida Cherokee Chief has large pink bracts that smother the branches in abundance. Cornus kousa China Girl is a slightly finer form of chinensis, the white bracts are more reliable as chinensis is often grown from seed and genetic variations can occur such as pink blotches over... Read More

09/05/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Company News

Environmental Policy

It is part of our environmental policy to avoid the indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides. To do so, we believe, is wasteful and endangers wildlife. Instead, we operate a system of IPM, (integrated pest management), and a level of tolerance. We use biological pest control, (one beasty to eat another); in our composts to control vine weevil, and in our growing tunnels to control aphids and red spider mite. We tolerate some insect damage to the trees as long as it does not adversely affect the overall wellbeing of the... Read More