Thursday, 13 September 2012

Branch Nurseries


As the summer draws to a close we can look back on yet another successful company 'growing' season. We export a great deal to the USA, Australia and New Zealand - where the interest in the English Garden style continues to grow in popularity and magazines showcasing the style such as The English Garden are popular.

Texture, shape and form are important to successful garden design and are an essential element in the English Garden style which features a variety of plants with irregular and regular outlines and a variety of colours giving the natural landscapes that were first created back in the 1700's.
Our stone balls have become an integral part of the style as they provide punctuation points amongst naturalistic flowing beds and also act as a foil alongside spiky plants, topiary and clipped small leaved shrubs.

Common species chosen for topiary include cultivars of European box (Buxus sempervirens), arborvitae (Thuja species), bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), holly (Ilex species), myrtle (Eugenia or Myrtus species), yew (Taxus species), and privet (Ligustrum species)

One of our favourite suppliers of plants suitable for clipping and shaping is Branch Nurseries near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

 The owner Chris Pike supplies many plants suitable for topiary as well as pre clipped Box balls and can offer advice on the planting of all kinds of trees and hedging whichh are all grown on site.