Posts Tagged ‘cherries’

Choosing the best trees for a smaller garden
Aug
24

Trees for smaller gardens Most gardens have room for a tree, but if there is room for only one in your garden, which tree should it be? October is the best time to plant trees so if you are thinking about planting one and haven’t quite made up your mind, here’s a few ideas to help you choose. Choosing your tree As with all important partnerships in life, it is best not to fall in love with a tree from a picture, far better to get to know what it might be like to live with… Read More »

Living the high life in a tree house
Aug
10

On top of the world Who hasn’t at least once dreamed of having a tree house hideaway, a hidden place of your own in the leafy branches of a majestic tree, from where you can look out over your world below? So when my daughter suggested that we could put her summer house, which until then had been in a shady corner of the garden, up into the branches of our cherry tree, it was just the excuse I was looking for. Our tree house plan became our shared dream. Children’s tree house A children’s tree house can be… Read More »

Birds, bees and butterflies
Aug
16

At this time of year gardens should be havens for wildlife; they should be full of movement, alive with butterflies, moths and hoverflies, travelling from flower to flower, and with bees picking up pollen and nectar to take back to their hive. As the insects move from flower to flower, they pollinate other plants, including vegetables; squash and courgettes, fruits; apples and plums, and cherries, enabling these plants set seed or bear fruit. There are also other benefits to having insects around; hoverfly larvae hoover up aphids, in turn swooping Swifts, House Martins and bats… Read More »