Beyond the bare root season, we should now be thinking about the care and maintenance of any newly planted trees and hedging. As specialist suppliers of trees and hedging, we’ve pulled together a handy Tree Care Checklist to help you ensure your young plants thrive and flourish this season and for many more to come.
It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week from 30 April to 6 May 2017, an annual event where the Hedgehog is celebrated, encouraged and heralded. Our hedgehog community is dwindling and as a supplier of trees and hedging – the perfect habitat and shelter space for our prickly friends – we want to get behind the cause and shout about hedgehogs, too!
There are two main reasons for flooding: heavy rainfall and how land and rivers react to heavy rainfall. Improving soil structure and drainage through planting and cultivation provides a long-term deterrent to flooding. Tree cover greatly increases the rate at which rainfall is absorbed by the soil, soaking it up quicker and slowing down the rate by which it flows across the ground, reducing standing water and backflow into rivers.
Go on – get outside! That’s part of the rousing call that will be heard across the UK as we support National Gardening Week, and RHS campaign to raise awareness of the diversity, richness and cultural value of the UK’s gardens. The campaign aims to inspire new visitors – and especially children – to experience and enjoy gardens, gardening, planting and the great outdoors.
Hundreds of events will be held during the week at gardens, museums, community groups and parks across the UK.
If you’ve an exposed garden pocket or a blustery corridor in your landscape, you’ll know the problems wind can cause. You could erect a costly fenced structure or semi-permeable artificial screen and limit the problem. OR….you could choose a fully permeable, cost-effective, eye-pleasing alternative – a living windbreak made from wind-resistant trees and hedging.