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Garden Trees & Hedging

A juniper bonsai tree

The ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree.

Mr Miyagi passing over a bonsai tree

When watching the karate kid films in the 80’s, I think you would agree that one of the key things to take away from the film was Mr Miyagi’s love and attention to detail when maintaining his bonsai tree! Mr Miyagi would try and impart life advice through applying characteristics of the bonsai tree to daily life. But, let’s be honest here, we were all pretty jealous of how beautifully his bonsai tree was maintained! Well, we will give you some tips here as to how to prune your very own bonsai tree.

The autumn foliage of mountain ash - sorbus

Even if you have a more modest garden, you've probably got room for at least 1 small tree. Not all trees are massive – only suitable for parks – many are much more manageable. They'll provide height, structure, a focal point and maybe even somewhere to sit for a bit of shade on a very hot summer's day.

Tall tree with a small tree stump next to it

Removing tough tree stumps can be harder than felling the tree itself, but it's a task worth taking care of sooner rather than later.

A fast growing hedge will increase privacy, while also adding texture and interest to your landscaping. Looking to turn your garden into a secluded oasis, or just block out your view of passing traffic? A fence or brick wall might offer an instant solution, but a lush green hedge will act as a natural and attractive screen.

Moving Trees and Plants

We've all done it. Planted a tree, shrub or climbing plant somewhere in the garden, only to realise a few years later that it's in totally the wrong place! Usually, it's because it has grown too big and outgrown its allotted space.

Garden trees and hedging can play a big part in your garden, from providing screening, to providing fruit.


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