Frost damage can occur at any time between September and mid
March. Frost can cause the cell contents
of plants to freeze. Water expands when
it freezes so frost can result in cells rupturing and dying. Tree bark may split and develop cankers as a
result of frost damage. Buds can be
damaged or killed from frost if late frosts occur in springtime. Damage results in a reduced production of
flowers and fruits. In addition fruit
itself can be damaged by frosts. Smaller
trees that are vulnerable to frost damage can be protected with horticultural
Establishing a wildflower meadow on an area of turf is definitely
financially cost-effective to organizations. Little or no money needs to go
into pesticides. The costs of paying for
garden maintenance are decreased because less mowing is required.
Areas of finely mown turf are valuable to wildlife because blackbirds,
thrushes and starlings like to each invertebrates such as leatherjackets and
worms. However, wildflower meadows
support a wide range of wildlife. For
example ox eye daisies attract a wide range of insects.
Mulches help to reduce
competition as they suppress weeds.
Weeds can take away important nutrients that newly planted trees want so
it is a good idea to use a mulch.
Mulches also reduce erosion and improve the water holding capacity of
Mulches provide nutrients for plants when they eventually break down.
We can buy wood chips for you and put them in place to keep weeds at bay. Our services are only a phone call away...
Watering containers is
essential because container compost can dry out quickly. During spells of hot weather containers need
to be watered at least daily. We should
water the container plants using a can and rose. A rose ensures that the water that is poured
onto the container compost is distributed evenly and lightly.
The container should be at
least inspected daily. If weather is hot
the container should be inspected twice daily.
When we can see that water is required we should fill the container up
to the rim and let it drain out.
Autumn is the best time of year to plant trees/shrubs. We can plant trees/shrubs and keep them healthy with our professional knowledge.
These trees tolerate pollution so they are suitable for industrialised
sites. The silvery white trunks of these
trees provide interest in gardens, parklands and areas of woodland situated
throughout the UK.
trees are ideal for wildlife gardens because they support many animals. They support over 3000 insect species. These insects are preyed upon by a wide range
of garden birds.
We create custom made hanging baskets - what lining would you decide upon? Below is a quick review of the liners available
can use sphagnum moss to line hanging baskets.
Using sphagnum moss creates more interest for the viewer because moss is
a living thing. It continues to live
when positioned next to the soil used in a hanging basket. If we use sphagnum moss plants can easily be
manipulated so that they grow through the sides of hanging baskets.
disadvantage of using sphagnum moss to line hanging baskets is that it is quite
These shrubs are often seen in gardens. They are ideal for screening. They grow very quickly so it is necessary to prune them frequently so that their size is kept in check.
Use secateurs to prune. These plants are a large leaved
shrubs so they should be pruned with secateurs.
This avoids leaves being cut. If
a hedge trimmer is used large leaves invariably get cut and die. Cut leaves are unattractive and dying leaves
are even more unattractive so we should not use a hedge trimmer when pruning
We can source well developed pyracanthas at good prices! Want a nice shrub on an unsightly wall - this type of plant might be exactly what you are looking for!
These shrubs can be grown as free-standing
shrubs or trained against walls and fences.
Alternatively they can be used as hedging. Clusters of small white flowers appear in
June and these are followed by a bright display of orange berries.
shrubs look appropriate in cottage/informal gardens. They can be trained up walls or grown
as free-standing shrubs.
We can create a wild flower area/meadow for you. Spring or Autumn is the time to sow.
How to Create
Wildflower meadows are best located on land that we know to be
infertile. Fertile soil encourages the
growth of grasses and weeds that will in time overwhelm our wildflowers. The grass seeds that we select should be
comparatively fine and slow growing as this restricts competition and allows
our wildflowers to flourish. As a general guide 5 grams of grass and wildflower
seed should be distributed evenly over each sq m of ground.
We can carry out scarification for you using a wire rake or a scarifier.
‘Thatch’ forms in areas of turf. Thatch is dead or decaying plant matter which accumulates in turf.This thatch needs to be raked away or removed mechanically.
Moss can also present a problem in areas of turf. Lawn weeds are invariably a problem in areas
We can remove thatch, moss and weeds that have a creeping
habit by the process of scarification.
This involves using a wire rake or a scarifier to remove these materials