January 07 2019The Scarlet Willow is a fantastic shrub or tree to use in a medium sized garden as it will provide months of winter colour from its red-orange bark which is most prominent on young growth. Although this tree if left to grow naturally will grow to a medium to large tree they are often pruned hard either by coppicing or pollarding keeping the size in check. This willow will enjoy an evenly moist
December 07 2018This is a great shrub to use for winter and summer interest. In summer the foliage has a lacy look with a silvery under leaf. In the winter the stems are covered in a bright white bloom. This upright shrub will need some space as it grows to 2m high and 2m wide. Avoid planting near paths as the stems are covered in prickles. To make the most of this shrub plant with other winter shrubs and peren
November 08 2018Cyrtomium falcatum is a gorgeous, glossy evergreen fern with elegant, arching fronds up to a height of 40cm. Ideal for a shady location, even tolerant of dry shade once established. This fern can look fantastic in a container combined with other plants that have contrasting textures and colours. An ideal plant for a low maintenance garden as this plant will tolerate some neglect.
October 03 2018Crab Apples (Malus) can have a multitude of uses in the garden. Many people enjoy a crab apple tree for their pretty white or pink blossom in spring and the colourful fruit in the Autumn and Winter. As a small growing tree, generally no more than 5m in height, it is perfect for any size garden. Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ is an excellent pollinator for fruiting apples as it’s long flowering per
September 06 2018Late flowering Anemones are a fantastic way to introduce colour into the garden late in the season. Their cheery blooms will last from late August until October. All Japanese anemones appreciate a spot in sun or partial shade, they will even flower in light shade but may need some support to stop them from collapsing. A nice rich soil will help them to thrive so add plenty of organic matter