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Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • Bare root and Rootballed Hedge Plants now available!

    We aim to supply great quality hedge plants! Our field grown bare-root and rootballed plants are available and it's now prime tree and hedge planting time.

    HawthornsNative hedges are valuable for wildlife as they provide nesting sites, shelter and habitat, and seeds and berries for birds and small mammals. For Rural Hedge Mixtures in quantities up to 150 plants (for approx. 30m) we offer a popular mixture of 2-3 year bare root plants 60-80cm in height pre-packed in bundles of 25 containing hawthorn, field maple, hazel, spindle and blackthorn.  We also supply larger quantities from a selection of your choice or our recommendations.

    a line of yewWe supply bushy evergreens as Rootballs - Yew and Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar) - both make great evergreen screens, they can be trimmed to great effect in formal gardens as partitions, or a backdrop to herbaceous borders. Yew does require good drainage so Thuja plicata is a good alternative in heavier moister soils.

    Have a look at some of our previous blogs with advice on choice of plant, soil preparation and care of bare-root plants - happy planting!

     

     

     

  • Autumn just gets better

    Two trees that keep their leaves well into November (and sometimes December!) are Crataegus lavellei and Pyrus Chanticleer.

    Crataegus lavalleiToday the sun shone (briefly) on Crataegus lavellei showing off the glossy orange berries and deep green leaves.  This little known hawthorn is hardy, tolerates most soils and grows to around 7m. It makes it a perfect tree for providing privacy at this time of year.

    Pyrus Chanticleer fthPyrus Chanticleer - an ornamental pear - also keeps its leaves well into autumn and then shows autumn tints of yellow to orange/red. This tree tolerates heavy soils and windy sites - even coastal sites. In spring it is covered with creamy white flowers - a real stunner!  In stock now are trees 4m high which make quite an impact.

  • Autumn colour - Nature's Firework displays!

    Acer InabashidareThe foliage colours on trees and shrubs this autumn have been superb. Now leaves are falling, bonfires are being built and firework displays are lighting up dark evening skies.

     

    Pyracantha Loropetalum NandinaFiery red and orange berries on the Pyracantha have been brightening up the office here at English Woodlands, the smoky leaves of Loropetalum and the flame orange tints of Nandina domestica have added an explosion of colour.

    As leaves drop, do collect them to make leaf mould – this is a great soil conditioner once they have rotted down to a crumble.

    Euonymus Red CascadeBuilding a bonfire? Don’t forget to check that no hedgehogs are hiding there before you light it – rabbit or chicken wire can help keep them out until the big day.

    Enjoy this beautiful autumn season, keep safe and warm.
    We’ll be back to let you know when our Bare-root Hedging is available!

     

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