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How to plant a Tree | Advice from Ashridge Nurseries
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...

All About Flowering Cherry Trees
Julian Bosdari 2 Apr 2017

The Splendour of Sakura  In Japan, the arrival of cherry blossom is cause for holiday abandon: salary man leaves his office to find the most special trees and picnics under the petals, toasting spring and the gods. This annual frenzy of celebration is not done here, but even the most harden...

Transplanting Evergreen Plants and Shrubs
Julian Bosdari 30 Sep 2017

Moving Evergreens Moving plants is often the best solution to a problem, but there are definite steps along the way to doing this successfully; this article is all about moving evergreens like box, yew or pyracantha. The stress of being dug up and moved can be minimised with a bit of planning...

The best time to Plant Trees - Autumn
Georgina Robson 14 Oct 2017

Planting in Autumn It is only relatively recently that the emphasis on gardening has been to plant in spring. Before the current rash of gardening gurus all trying to find an angle, any gardener worth his/her soil knew that if you planted in the autumn, the following summer would see earlier and...

Bareroot plants and Snowy and Freezing Weather
Julian Bosdari 31 Jan 2019

What To Do When it Snows or Freezes  You can't beat that first moment, can you, when you wake to a strangely muffled world, pull back the curtains and...aahhh! Deep snow. So pretty, so pristine and...arghh! What's the journey to work going to be like? Ho hum.  Still, before you set of...

Pruning Bay Trees (Video)
Julian Bosdari 15 Oct 2020

Get rid of the shoots and flowers to tidy up the Bay Tree Lollipop Ball. TRANSCRIPT So, if you bought a ball from us, you might start seeing a few shoots coming up like this. That's the main body that you want to keep. We want to get rid of these bits and pieces, but while you're there, you m...

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

How to Plant Bare root plants Although this note is aimed mainly at planting hedging, all bare rooted plants whether they are seedlings, shrubs, soft fruit, fruit trees or large ornamental trees need the same basic treatment before, during and after planting. Follow these simple instructions an...

Delivery of Big Trees Explained
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. ...

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