Garden Design in the UK- using EucalyptusThere are over 700 species of Australian Eucalyptus. These are some of my favourites that I encountered in Sydney recently. Growing Eucalyptus in the UK Normally gardens are not big enough for these giant trees.But there are number of benefits.When the trees reach maturity they have a wonderful open structure which allows you to have a big specimen tree without loosing too much light.They are evergreen.They have beautiful bark and trunk colours.They give an exotic look to the garden and can be used in a tropical scheme.For cut flower arrangements keep your Gum tree [...]
The Willow tree, Salix, has over 400 species in its family. Its bark was boiled down to make Salicin, a precursor to Aspirin. In Japanese folklore it was believed that under every willow lived a ghost. They are one of the first trees that comes into leaf and it looks like a perpetual bright shower of gold. This freshness lasts about two weeks before all the branches thicken up with leaves and they loose their etherial transparency. This Willow in Hurstpierpoint protects a little duck house. .
See if you can match the word to the image: Woodpecker, botryoshaeria stevensii, regeneration after a storm, warm leggings, still Xmas - all this I saw in a one minute walk through a small forest last week! !