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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 7/8: The dichotomy of the Prickly Castor Oil Tree

So here is an exotic, tropical-looking tree (height ~25m), often grown to give a jungly feel to a garden, that can rather surprisingly take temperatures of down to -40 deg C. Yes, it’s seriously that hardy. It’s name is Kalopanax … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 2: This year I am planting … a Sweet Chestnut

So, Sweet Chestnut was my tree of choice to plant out in the garden from yesterday’s candidates, but until I’d discovered whether it could be lifted from the nursery area without damage, it wasn’t a dead cert.  Happily, it turned … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 1: First, select your tree

National Tree Week (#NationalTreeWeek – marking the start of the UK winter tree planting season) takes place from today, 23rd Nov to 1st Dec this year and the Tree Council are encouraging us all to become #TreeChampions. In practical terms … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Eeek, it’s December

01-12-2018 Oh wow, it’s December already. Have you got your advent calendars out? Have you got all your spring bulbs in? I’ll be honest, I’ve been beavering away on this task on and off all week to meet the end … Continue reading

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It’s National Tree Week – Let’s celebrate!

National Tree Week (a UK festival) was introduced in 1975 and is a celebration of all things ‘Tree’. It coincides with the beginning  of the winter planting season and here is the promotion poster for this year. As a long-term … Continue reading

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