We hope you are enjoying this gorgeous sunshine – we hope it lasts for the whole Easter Holidays! You may be spending time in your garden, or visiting garden centres to get some inspiration for the summer. Now is the perfect time to rethink your garden, and we have five trees to benefit your garden.
Trees are a wonderful addition to any garden, we have a twisted willow tree, a holly tree, and have had a palm tree, a weeping willow, apple trees and many more. There are trees for attracting birds, for shelter, evergreens, trees to add colour – so many to choose from. We have a round up of five trees to benefit your garden:
- Hazel – growing nuts for you and for squirrels and birds.
- Silver Birch – quick growing with attractive silver bark.
- Spruce trees – lots of varieties make a great privacy shelter. Of course, they are famous for being used as Christmas Trees as well – and great to cover in outdoor fairy lights for summer evening get togethers.
- Cherry Trees – you must have noticed the beautiful blossoming trees at the moment – there are many varieties perfect for a garden – even a smaller one.
- Fruit trees – pear or apple to grow your own, right in your garden. Apple blossom is another lovely site in the spring.
You can buy very young trees, or pay a lot more for mature ones – perfect to make a new garden seem more interesting.
Here are a few tips when buying a tree:
- Decide on what final size tree you looking for,
- Evergreen or deciduous?
- Fast or slow growing?
- Is the soil in your garden dry or moist, rich or poor, in a sunny or shaded position?
- If you are thinking of buying a larger mature specimen tree check the access to bring a large tree into your garden.
- Never accept a tree if there are any signs of pests, diseases, or wounds to the bark.
- If you are transporting your tree on a roof rack or in a trailer, wrap in a polythene sheet, as the fast moving air quickly harms them.
- Plant your tree as soon as possible once you get it home.
We all know that trees attract more bugs and mosquitoes too, and to keep them out of our home we’re looking at a magnetic screen door for bugs.
Do you have any trees in your garden?