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Can I Plant in all this Dry Weather?

With all this dry weather, many people are wondering whether it is too risky to plant trees? Well, although planting into dry ground can be a problem, there is a lot that you can do to help the tree or shrub on its way and you do not have to use a hosepipe to do it. Firstly, by choosing cell-grown, like all the trees at buy-trees-online, you have reduced the risk considerably. Cell grown trees are grown in a root trainer and are planted with the roots still surrounded by the growing medium. This holds moisture next to the roots ...read more

30 March 2012 at 13:17 / Comment

Bud Burst in Trees - Spring is here!

You may have noticed some of your trees beginning to awaken after their winter slumber. Bud burst can be one of the first signs that a vulnerable tree has made it through the winter, but it is also a delicately balanced process which has evolved over thousands of years to work in harmony with the weather. So how does it happen? When the tree went into dormancy in the autumn, a corky layer formed at the base of the tree which restricted sap flow. This initially drained the green chlorophyll and eventually caused the leaf to die and fall. The winter ...read more

12 March 2012 at 14:06 / Comment

March Project...Establishing a Wildflower Meadow

One of the most pleasing recent trends in gardening has been the increased focus on looking after our wildlife. We are delighted that the RHS is taking the lead in educating people on the essential role that our gardens play in supporting delicate populations of bees and butterflies. There have been two main culprits for the decline in bee and butterfly numbers: the use of chemicals and the planting of 'double flowers'. A double flower is one where the stamen and anther are covered by petals so that the flower head looks like a mass of petals. They do look ...read more

05 March 2012 at 10:40 / Comment