I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Buckle and Strap Tree Ties
Adjustable Tree Ties
Ours are black plastic buckle and rubber strap with a safety buffer to hold your trees to their stake without the risk of the tree rubbing against the stake. Use one per tree to hold it safely while it establishes. Tree ties should be quite tight around the trunk of the tree but not so tight that the tree can't expand. Check them a few times a year to tighten or loosen them as necessary. Apply the tie low down - no more than 60 cms above ground level (even for a tall tree).
After about 18-24 months, remember to remove the tie & its stake. If you don't do this, the tie could choke the tree or the trunk could chafe against the stake and damage the bark.
Save money when you buy a tree tie, tree stake and biodegradable mulch mat together in our tree planting pack.