• Country garden: wonderful trees

    by  • 23/11/2013 • Country moment • 0 Comments

    While we’re enjoying rustling through fallen leaves and the spectacular autumn colours all over the countryside, it seems appropriate to celebrate the start of National Tree Week, organised by The Tree Council to mark tree-planting season.

    As well as helping the environment, trees add structure, welcome shade and a home for wildlife. They can also give your garden interest all year round, providing colour and texture with bark, blossom, autumn foliage and fruits.

    Late autumn is the best time to plant bare-rooted trees, before winter takes a grip and when plenty of rainfall encourages roots to grow. If you’re not sure what to choose for your garden, take inspiration from Majestic Trees’ list of top ten trees to plant this autumn (see some of our favourites below). For the full list and for tips on growing trees, turn to the HTA’s website.

    Unmissable colour from maple Acer fremanii 'Autumn Blaze'

    Unmissable colour from maple Acer fremanii ‘Autumn Blaze’

    The ghostly glow of a silver birch, Betula utilis var jacquemontii

    The ghostly glow of a silver birch, Betula utilis var jacquemontii

    Beautiful blossom on crab apple Malus 'Rudolph'

    Beautiful blossom on crab apple Malus ‘Rudolph’

    Snowy mespilus Amelanchier_lamarckii

    Aptly named snowy mespilus, Amelanchier lamarckii

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