Offering you solutions

Offering you solutions

Many people visit us because they have a problem in their garden that needs addressing. Sometimes they know what they need but more often than not they don’t. These are the most common things we are asked about, and of course, our solution to the problem. Plants...
Mulching tips

Mulching tips

Mulch is a layer of material placed over the soil and around plants. It has a number of practical benefits, not to mention that it makes your garden look really smart! It can help to suppress weeds as well as lock moisture into the soil. If an organic mulch is used,...
Moving trees and shrubs

Moving trees and shrubs

We are often asked whether it is possible to relocate an established tree. We would always advise against relocating established trees (larger than 6ft). The success rate is low due to stress and root damage caused during the moving process. There are circumstances...
Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees

Pop down to the nursery to explore our orchard range. We have an array of fruit trees from the usual finds like apples and pears to the more unusual Black Mulberry (Morus nigra) and Quince (Cydonia oblonga). September through to early May is the perfect time to plant...
Planting a cottage garden

Planting a cottage garden

Think romantic – planting should be carefree and not too restricted. Mix colourful planting and formal with wildflowers to attract pollinators. Consider scent when choosing your plants. Add late summer flowering shrubs such as Hydrangeas and English Roses to...
Planting ideas for a Japanese inspired garden

Planting ideas for a Japanese inspired garden

Which plants to use:Also known as “Zen Gardens” – this is a timeless garden style that can provide peace andtranquillity from a hectic lifestyle and help to connect you with nature <find out more> Trees Japanese Maples Multistem trees Cherry (Prunus) Magnolia...
Plant establishment guidance

Plant establishment guidance

In most instances, trees and shrubs will establish well after planting provided that they are suitably watered. The main factors that will impair establishment or even cause plants to fail are improper location, poor root health, weather and unfavourable soil...
A guide to watering

A guide to watering

Conserving Water in the Garden With our interesting but unpredictable weather it is always a good idea to collect rainwater in water butts to use for watering the garden and there are more things we can do to help our plants thrive in dry weather. Watering Water new...
How to plant trees

How to plant trees

Here is a useful guide we have made to guide you through the process of planting your new tree so that it gets off to the best start in life. Don’t forget though if the thought of planting a tree of this size is a daunting one or you just want someone else to do...
Plan your planting scheme

Plan your planting scheme

There’s less to do in the garden in winter so it’s the perfect time to reflect on which plants thrived and which didn’t and make plans to achieve your dream garden this coming year. Whether you have just a few gaps to fill, need evergreen screening or have a whole...