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.
With Christmas fast approaching, here’s a detailed look at Common holly or English holly (Holm, Hulver, Hulst)
These Pleached Hornbeam trees were planted in a garden of a relatively newly built house to create a screen from overlooking windows and create a more private garden.
As the autumn rain softens the ground and the plants start moving into dormancy, we can soon start to lift our native hedging from the nursery fields.
One of the most important subjects when planting trees is staking and tying. In the first growing season or two, trees need adequate support to allow successful establishment.
One of our recent installations concerned a customer whose view from the rear garden was suddenly eroded by the rapid construction of the factory building.
As we once again approach the tree planting season, it is worth revisiting some important points when planting trees. A common problem is planting too deep. We are all concerned that the roots are well covered with soil when we have finished planting, but this often leads to a Read more…
Although not ideal for the holiday makers, the wettish August weather has been very welcome in the nursery. Trees and hedging have been accelerating ahead, making bigger sizes and adding to existing quality. Our extensive range of fruit trees have all been heavily laden with fruit, another reflection of the favourable Read more…
Here’s our run down of our favourite trees suited to creating a beautiful natural screen. Some of the trees can also be grown as a smaller hedge, but we’ve focused on varieties that can get to the height required to reach above your garden fence and give you greater privacy. Each has Read more…
Watch this video for simple instructions on how to plant a bare root tree.