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Whether you’re lining the drive, growing a small sanctuary or creating some separation from your neighbours, there’s a tree that's right for you. Here are some of our recommendations for the right tree for the right place.

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Posted in Advice By Fiona Hughes

Transform your garden to a wildlife paradise

Friday, 17 January 2020 12:22:38 Europe/London

Create a sanctuary for local wildlife in your garden where creatures large and small can find shelter, protection and food.
Not sure where to start? We've got a few tips to help you design a wildlife paradise that will provide the delights of nature on your doorstep.

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Introducing Malus

Friday, 17 January 2020 12:22:38 Europe/London

Ornamental crab apple trees can provide a host of benefits to your garden, from attracting wildlife such as birds and pollinators to  providing magificent blossoms in springtime and colourful fruit in late summer and early autumn.  There are plenty of options to suit all garden sizes including container grown for those with smaller spaces.

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Posted in Advice By Fiona Hughes

Introducing Acer

Friday, 17 January 2020 12:22:38 Europe/London

Whatever size garden or outdoor space, you would be hard pushed not to find a suitable Acer.  These deciduous trees make an excellent focal point with show-stopping autumnal foliage.  Many Acers are compact and slow growers, making these the ideal choice for a smaller garden or growing in pots for a patio.  They also have multiple benefits for wildlife providing nectar for birds and bees via its fruit, and seeds which are eaten by birds and small mammals in the autumn.  

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Posted in Advice By Fiona Hughes

Introducing Sorbus

Friday, 17 January 2020 12:22:38 Europe/London

Have you ever considered a Sorbus tree for your garden?  If the answer to this question is no, then we invite you to read on about all the fantastic attributes these trees have to offer like seasonal interest, flowers, fruits.. the list goes on.

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Posted in Advice By Fiona Hughes

Willow and Poplar Varieties

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:46:25 Europe/London

Our hybrid Willow and Poplar trees have been produced by natural plant breeding techniques. The result has led to the propagation of our own selection of very vigorous clones that will grow approximately two meters per year - 6 to 8 feet.

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Soil Type and Preparation

Monday, 29 October 2018 14:45:10 Europe/London

<p>Experience shows that both the Willows and Poplars will grow in any soil type but will thrive best in a reasonably drained soil of pH 5 to 7.5 They will however cope with very wet and boggy conditions.</p>
<p>As with all planting, it is wise to remove all perenial weeds before planting, either by cultivation or by translocated herbicides. (Glyphosate which is sold as Roundup, Gallup, Tumbleweed and other names is very effective).</p>

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