Spring lives up to it's unpredictable reputation

We have almost navigated our way through a rather extraordinary spring, with a short dry hot spell in between some very wet and prolonged weather. However, this is not all bad news. Trees and Hedge plants enjoyed the rain Things like Photinia Red Robin and Prunus Laurocerasus (laurel) would have Read more…

Reduce noise pollution with hedge plants and trees

We regularly talk about creating a natural screen to create privacy from overlooking houses, or to eliminate the ugly view you might have of an object near by. Another important benefit of a natural screen can be its ability to reduce unwanted noise. Here we’ll take a look at a few ways to Read more…

Tree Terminology

Sometimes it can be very confusing to hear various terms referring to trees and plants when trying to decide which size, type or species you actually require. We have tried to simplify this procedure with our descriptions listed below.

Close up of folaige and a 3m tall Cupressocyparis Leylandii, Leyland Cypress.

Leylandii is a conifer which is a cross between C. Nootkatensis and C. Macrocarpa. The result is one of the most widely planted trees or hedging in the UK over the last 50 years. 

Photinia plants

Photinia is a genus of between 50 and 60 species of small trees and shrubs, mostly evergreen and almost always with shiny foliage. The name Photinia is widely used as the common name, but in earlier times ‘Christmas berry’ was often applied.