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Garden Design- using Eucalyptus

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 [...]

By |2019-03-28T18:48:42+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Trees|Comments Off on Garden Design- using Eucalyptus

Old Man Willow

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. .

By |2019-03-28T18:48:42+00:00April 12th, 2015|Blog, Trees|Comments Off on Old Man Willow

woodland detective

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!   !

By |2019-03-28T18:48:42+00:00February 1st, 2015|Blog, Trees|Comments Off on woodland detective