13th July 2021
3 top tips on caring for your ‘ fruit trees ’

Fruit trees are a must have in any garden. Whether you have a small city garden or a large rural space, a fruit tree is a great addition to any space. 1. When should I prune?  Most fruit trees should be pruned when dormant, in the winter, between November and early March. An exception for this […]

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13th July 2021
4 Simple Ways You Could Save £100s on Your Tree Care Costs

They don’t call England a ‘green and pleasant land’ for nothing – we love our countryside and what little of it we have at home, the trees, shrubs, bushes and hedges in our gardens, we tend to be very proud of as well. But let’s face it, maintenance can cost a small fortune in time […]

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13th July 2021
Do you need a surgeon, an arborist, or an arboriculturalist?

If you’re a homeowner or landlord looking for someone to maintain, or manage, the trees, bushes and hedges in your garden(s), then I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you were more than a little confused about who you should be calling for advice and assistance. Which begs the question: what's the difference between a […]

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1st July 2021
Maintenance; Is Pruning Killing or Helping?

If you have trees in your front, back or side gardens, in your grounds or as one of your management/maintenance responsibilities, then you have a choice to make – leave them to grow as nature intended, cut them back yourself when you feel they need it, or call in the experts. Pruning is a crucial […]

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1st July 2021
How to spot a cowboy and why it’s important to do so

Tree surgery is a dangerous business. You might think this statement is rather obvious, what with chainsaws, ropes and working at height being part and parcel of the profession, but more and more ‘cowboys’ are entering the market (and also the column inches of national newspapers when things go wrong…). This article aims to help […]

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1st July 2021
Don’t Be Stumped. All you need to know about Stump removal.

This article is for you if you are looking to fell a tree in your garden, or you have an unsightly or inconvenient stump in your garden, because stump removal can be a really tough task for the uninitiated. Here are some of the facts you’ll want to know upfront: Stumps should be removed when […]

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1st July 2021
Autumn; Preparing for the season of red and gold with the 4 P's

October is the ideal time for a number of last-minute, pre ‘cold snap’ garden activities, so while you still have time, prepare for the coming Autumn with the following four P’s. Planting If you are looking to add a little more green to your garden and introduce flora that will add something special to your […]

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1st July 2021
Berries to watch out for when you’ve young children at home

When I was younger I used to love picking blackberries with my parents. It’s not like we did it all the time, but once in a while, bucket in hand, we’d traipse off to Alexander Palace or any other accessible bramble Mecca and pick away until our fingers were stained rosy with juice. BUT, as […]

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1st July 2021
Propagation and the fruit revolution

Imagine you own an orchard… how valuable would it be for you to be able to take your most productive fruit trees, clone them and make more with exactly the same characteristics and yield as the original? Until the advent of vegetative (or non-sexual) propagation this would have been but a dream, but now it’s […]

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30th June 2021
Are your plants ready for spring? Vital preparation for the thaw and bloom.

As the grey clouds of winter start to evaporate and the long-missed sun finally emerges, for a little while at least – after all, this is Britain – we can finally, thankfully, say that spring has returned. One advantage of the dark greyness of winter is that you can’t see all the stray fallen branches, […]

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