Ornamental Tree Advice

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How to plant a Tree | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
Julian Bosdari 13 Oct 2016

How to Plant Bareroot Trees  This guide to planting trees is for those who like words. If you prefer pictures, you may find it helpful to watch video on how to plant a bareroot tree. All bare rooted trees (fruit or ornamental) need the same basic treatment before, during and after planting...

Black Walnut - Juglans nigra - Companion Plants
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Black Walnut - Juglans nigra - Tolerant Plants  Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is allelopathic, which means they secrete substances poisonous to other plants. It is a great way of dealing with the competition, and can make "companion" planting problematic. Here is a list of plants that either...

Standard Tree Sizes
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Sizing of Standard Trees  When you buy a tree in a larger size, over about 2 metres, it is called a "standard". All the plants in our Ornamental Trees section are graded as standards. A standard tree isn't actually measured by its height. It is measured by the girth, in centimetres, of its ...

Planting Bare root Plants
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Plant Bare root plants  This guide is for this who like words. If you prefer pictures, please watch one of our planting videos. All bare rooted plants whether they are seedlings, shrubs, soft fruit, fruit trees or large ornamental trees need the same basic treatment before, during a...

Delivery of Big Trees Explained
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Buying Big Trees: Winter Delivery Seasons Explained  You can place your order for large sizes of tree now and we will deliver them barerooted in the winter season. The winter season is usually November - March, depending on the weather. We don't sell big trees in pots during summer. ...

Native British Trees List
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

You can find all the native British trees listed here and we grow and sell most of them. This list includes all the trees & big shrubs that are considered native. The definition of native trees: "True natives trees" are often defined as: Trees that colonised Britain during the time between t...

Poplar & Willow Biomass Planting
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Planting Willow & Poplar for Biomass Wood Fuel  Details on many biomass related subjects can be found here. Biomass fuel simply means living or recently dead organic matter that is used to make energy. In this case, wood from fast growing plants is commonly used to heat homes and to po...

Planting Video - Ornamental Trees
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to Plant a Tree Video This video shows you how to plant ornamental trees when they delivered in larger sizes, called standards. All standards are delivered bareroot in winter (Nov-March). You can read more about and buy most of the items you need here: Big Trees - Ornamental trees in st...

Dutch Elm Disease
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Dutch elm disease (DED) is a fungal attack which primarily affects members of the Ulmus family (Elm trees). The disease probably arose in the far East and was introduced to Europe in about 1910, arriving in the USA a few years later. European and American elms trees which had no natural resistanc...

Video: Heeling in bareroot plants and trees before planting
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to heel plants in In this video we walk you through the do's and don'ts of looking after bareroot plants in freezing weather or if you cannot plant for some time. It applies as much to fruit trees, soft fruit and roses as it does to hedging and ornamental trees.

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