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Summer time tips from English Woodlands

July and August is not an ideal time for tree planting. However, the summer months are great for simply enjoying a garden in full bloom, complemented by glorious sunshine; the summer time is also a good time to start planning for autumn!

Summer trees for shade

Prominent trees featured in towns and cities are particularly welcome as the temperatures start to soar. Adding much needed shade to the streets and softening the outline of buildings, trees add a certain beauty with their foliage and form. Parks form ‘green lungs’ in built-up areas and transform high streets into attractive avenues. So enjoy the feel good factor of trees wherever they are this summer!

Some of our favourites trees for shade include:

Other plants to enjoy

Moreover, there are many plants to enjoy around a patio or pool in summer include olives, figs, palms and bamboos. Have a good look around the garden to see what foliage colours and shapes you could add. Green is restful, gold and burgundy foliage can be added as a highlight, and variegated plants love the sun!

Top tips

If you are going on holiday this time of year, remember newly planted trees and shrubs need watering so do make arrangements for this with your neighbours or friends if you are going away!

Some more top tips for what to do during summer include:

  • Tie in and train new growth on climbers such as Wisteria and Clematis
  • Prune new growth on apple and pear trees to retain shape and encourage fruiting side shoots next year.
  • Trim all topiary plants, such as bay, to keep them in a neat shape – and feed them if they are in containers.
  • Make sure you keep watering all your newly planted trees and shrubs!

 

Looking good in the nursery just now:

hydrangea Hydrangea
imperata cylindrica Imperata Cylindrica
phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis Phyllostachys vivax aureocaulis

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