8 08, 2019

Best Trees for Wet Areas and Planting Near Water

2019-09-02T12:48:16+00:00By |Gardening Tips, Ornamental Trees, Trees|

Choosing the ideal tree varieties for your garden can be a challenging task, especially if your conditions are less than perfect. A common issue gardeners face is wet areas or sites on their property or overall wet and boggy soil in the garden. Parts of your garden with poor drainage […]

6 03, 2019

Choosing the Best Willow Trees for UK Gardens: Expert Tips on Care

2019-09-02T13:39:00+00:00By |Trees|

Willows form the numerous and diverse genus Salix, which consists of over 400 species of deciduous shrubs and trees. The best Willow tree varieties come in many shapes and forms, from tiny creeping alpine willows through to stunning weeping willow trees. While their looks and origin might vary, most willows […]

22 03, 2018

Growing Beech Trees in UK Gardens and Landscapes – varieties and uses

2019-08-08T07:45:45+00:00By |Trees|

If you are looking for stunning trees to enhance your garden, why not let England’s greatest gardener inspire you? ‘Capability’ Brown, the man that designed some of the most recognizable landscapes of eighteenth-century England, knew how to choose the most enchanting specimens for his projects, and the fact that beech […]

22 06, 2017

Trees for Small Gardens – Deciduous Evergreen & Topiary Choices

2019-08-08T08:42:07+00:00By |Trees|

Planning a garden in a small space has its challenges, not the least of which is finding the best trees for small gardens. Luckily, there are many lovely small specimen trees to tuck into even the tiniest of city gardens! Many of these would even work in a courtyard or […]

15 06, 2016

Common Hawthorn & Paul’s Scarlet – A Good Choice for Hedging

2019-08-08T09:10:11+00:00By |Trees|

We’ve just secured two new varieties of Hawthorn for our plant collection here at Paramount Plants & Gardens and this is the perfect opportunity to introduce the native Hawthorn and explain why we think they are such a valuable plant to consider for today’s gardens.

19 02, 2016

Fastigiate or Columnar Evergreens

2019-08-08T10:01:11+00:00By |Trees|

An important characteristic to note when choosing trees and plants is their natural growing habit. Fastigiate or columnar evergreens have a naturally tall and narrow habit of growing with erect branches that have the appearance of forming an erect column.   Columnar evergreen trees can be used to great effect to […]

8 01, 2016

2016 Year of the English garden

2019-08-08T10:20:33+00:00By |Trees|

Named year of the English garden, 2016 promises to be an exciting year for UK gardeners. 2016 also marks the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown. Born in 1716, he is arguably the most acclaimed of all British garden designers with iconic gardens such as Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth to his illustrious name. […]

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