Tree and Shrub Care Guides

Growing Trees in Containers

Growing trees in containers is ideal for commercial settings, small gardens or where space is limited, or areas where planting in the ground is not possible, such as on a patio or terrace.

They can bring height, fruit, bark and autumn colour into these small spaces.

Growing Trees in Containers Guide
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Guide to planting and growing your olive trees

Growing olive trees in your garden or in a container is not only possible, but easy and very rewarding.

Learn how to plant an olive tree with this Olive Tree Planting Guide; it will lead you in the right direction for a healthy and thriving fruit tree!
Olive Tree Growing Guide

Bay Tree Re-potting and Care Guide


Bay trees in containers are one of our favourite trees to frame an entrance, thanks to their timeless and elegant appearance.

This article is primarily about growing bay trees in containers however they can also be grown in the open ground when given the correct conditions. 

Here’s everything you need to know about caring for bay trees in containers.

Bay Tree Guide

How to Water Newly Planted Trees


Trees, like all living organisms, need water to survive – but water is even more important for newly planted trees.

The stress of being uprooted and being placed into a new environment may cause the tree to die.

Watering, however, helps to ease the transition, encouraging healthy growth and development. To learn more about when and how to water a newly planted tree, click the button below. 

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Fertilizing Newly Planted Trees

When planting, we recommend the application of mycorrhiza fungi, in the form of Rootgrow, directly to the root system.

This provides a natural way of extracting nutrients from the soil. Mycorrhizal Fungi are widespread throughout nature and are a fundamental reason for normal plant growth and development. 

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Planting Container Grown Trees

How to Plant Container Grown Trees

Make sure your new tree has the best start in life by planting it correctly.

Planting a container gorwn trees is an easy, straightforward process - follow this simple, step-by-step guide to give your tree a good start in its new home.

Planting Container Grown Trees

Japanese maple Growing Guide


Acer trees (also known as Japanese maples) are elegant, compact, slow-growing, hardy deciduous trees that are ideal for growing in containers and the perfect choice for small spaces.

Here's everything you need to know about growing these amazing trees in pots.

Japanese maple Guide

Betula utilis Jacquemontii. (Himalayan Birch)

Repotting and Care guide


Betula utilis Jacquemontii (Himalayan is a very striking and attractive elegant tree all year round, recognised by its spectacular white bark and lovely small leaves turning a clear yellow in autumn with yellowish catkins that appear in early spring.

Here's everything you need to know about repotting and caring for these magnificent trees. 

Himalayan Birch Guide

How to Plant and Care for Pleached Trees


Screening off the neighbours is the most common reason why our clients need pleached trees installed.

As well as being very elegant, they  are effective at screening above a fence or hedge to block off overlooking houses.

However, gardeners can be put off by their unusual staking requirements.

Don't let that put you off, here's your one-stop guide!

Pleached Trees Guide

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) Care Guide

This delightful evergreen show-stopper is one of our favourite climbers and our most frequently specified climber for our contemporary and Mediterranean garden designs.

Not only is this a spectacular fragrant, evergreen climbing plant is, it is also very easy to care for. Star jasmine is generally not fussy about its conditions, and is practically pest free! What more could you ask for from such a stunning plant?

Star Jasmin Care Guide

Citrus Cultivation and Growing Guide

Our Citrus plants guide outlines simple techniques for the successful and satisfying care of these plants. 

It just takes a little time and care to understand the specific needs of citrus plants, how to decipher their signals and fulfill there needs. 
Citrus Plants Care Guide
yew hedge

How to Care for Yew (Taxus Baccata)

Here is everything you need to know about growing Yew in our detailed growing guide. 

In gardens it's usually used for hedging – it makes a dense, formal, hedging or topiary plant.

As a hedge, yew provides the perfect, dark green backdrop for other colourful plants.

Its dense growth make it ideal for nesting birds and its berries provide food for birds and grey squirrels.
Yew Care and Growing Guide
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