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November tree planting

November tree planting

November is an ideal time of the year to start planting Ornamental and fruit trees in your garden. A tree will add height, colour and architectural interest to a garden scheme and, if planted properly, should provide many years of enjoyment. In winter, bare-rooted plants become available – a cheaper alternative to ones in pots. Winter is the ideal time to plant bare-rooted trees and there are few simple ways to give them the best start.

rootball trees1.Position the tree in its proposed location and mark the centre of the planting hole with a cane and create a square or circular shape shape 60cm x 60 cm  in shape using a a preformed template. Cut around the perimeter of the square or circle with a spade or half moon edging iron. Carefully remove the turf to a depth of 5cm by sliding the blade of the spade or iron into the soil.

imag06692. Remove the soil from the hole to the depth of the root ball of the tree. Fork over the base of the hole to break up any compacted areas of soil. This will also allow the roots to work their way more easily through the soil to anchor the tree.Then position the stake towards the outside of the hole and insert. Then plant the fruit tree, radiating the roots of the tree in an outward direction.

 

 

imag0672 (2)3. Back fill round the hole and roots with some of the original; soil, well rotted garden compost and good handfulls of fertilser. We use a granular fertiliser like Growmore which will breakdown and provide a slow release feed whilst the roots get established. Ensure the tree is firmed in around the base using the heel of your boot. Once tree is firmly in place, we recommend using 1/2 rubber tree ties  to secure the trunk to the stake.

 

imag06744. Finally give the new tree a good watering. We suggest a full can of water for every tree. Once the water has had chance to sink in we would then apply a final layer of compost or bark mulch to the surface of the soil. Twice per annum we would then apply further handfuls of granular fetiliser around the base of the tree.

Annual maintenance ensures that the tree ties are firm but not tight around the trunk. Ensure the wooden stakes are firm in the ground and not wobbly or rotten. Replace as and when necessary.

Contact us to book your FREE consultation on Trees suitable for your garden. There is a vast array of trees ideal for small gardens, each with their own distinctive features like attractive bark, autumn colour and floral interest. Alternatively why not look at Family fruit trees. a family fruit tree is where 3 different varieties are grafted onto one trunk. There are numerous combinations available for both Apples, Pears, Plums and Cherries. The beauty of a family fruit tree is that they will self pollinate eachother, meaning you only one need a family tree in order to get fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan it, plant it. Autumn, natures natural time for planting

Plan it, plant it. Autumn, natures natural time for planting

Autumn is natures natural time for planting. Apart from clearing falling leaves and fruit from gardens and lawns its also time for getting new plants in the garden. The bare root season has started. What is bare root? Bare root refers to all plants (usually Roses, trees, hedging) that have been field grown in various… Continue Reading

Garden maintenance, Bodicote

Garden maintenance, Bodicote

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to welcome a new garden maintenance  in Bodicote, Oxfordshire. A well established walled garden located in a quiet spot in Bodicote village. A lovely collection of garden shrubs and bulbs. Particular interest is a Tamarix Tetandra tree located in the corner of the garden. This is usually found in a coastal… Continue Reading

Garden Design, Banbury

Garden Design, Banbury

Banbury Gardeners are delighted to have been invited to create a gardendesign this small garden in Banbury, Oxfordshire. New garden to feature new lawn, Low maintenance style planting, and further planting to other tired borders elsewhere in the garden.        Contact us for your FREE Garden design consultation. We offer plenty of ideas to help you… Continue Reading

Garden Design, Hornton, Oxfordshire

Garden Design, Hornton, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to confirm we have been invited to create a Garden Design for this garden in Hornton,Oxfordshire. We Design,Build,Plant and Maintain gardens keeping all services under one roof which means one company to deal with everything garden related. The new garden will be primarily Low maintenance in design. Evergreen shrubs will play a large part… Continue Reading

Garden Maintenance & Lawn Treatments, Hook Norton.

Garden Maintenance & Lawn Treatments, Hook Norton.

Banbury Gardeners and Banbury Lawncare welcome a new garden in the village of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. The property is located on a new development to the north of the village. Banbury Gardeners will be creating a new low maintenance planting scheme to the front and rear garden over the coming months. Banbury Lawncare will be providing… Continue Reading

Commercial grounds & Garden maintenance, Brackley

Commercial grounds & Garden maintenance, Brackley

Banbury Gardeners have been invited for the grounds maintenance to this unit in Shires Road, Brackley. The contract involves weekly visits for grass cutting, edging, pruning, weed control and care to all hard-surfaces to ensure they are looked after and maintained to a high degree of presentation. We have also been creating new planted areas… Continue Reading

The April Garden

The April Garden

General Tasks and Maintenance  Beware of late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding until much later on in the month, and even then be prepared to cover it if necessary. Deadhead daffodils and narcissi; give them a liquid feed… Continue Reading

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

New garden maintenance, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to welcome a new client to our garden maintenance services. This property is located in the village of Sibford Gower near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This garden is quite large and narrow but is divided into various rooms. Stretching in excess of 300ft in length and backing onto open countryside. Garden rooms consist… Continue Reading