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TREEC FOR SMALL PLOTS

Apart from being naturally beautiful, trees form wonderful focal points in the garden and are great for nature. Now is the time to plan and plant for best results

Choosing your tree

Trees, whether ornamental or fruiting – or both – can be planted at almost any time of the year if grown in pots. However, those lifted in the autumn and winter, when dormant from nursery beds and supplied bare-rooted, tend to establish faster and more successfully.

Planting a tree, especially in a small garden, is a big commitment in terms of time and space, so you need to choose carefully and buy the best specimens you can find. If you only have room for one tree in your garden try to choose one that looks great all year round, perhaps because of its shape, beautiful bark, spring flowers, summer fruits and/ or autumn colours. Would you like a deciduous tree (one that loses its leaves in the winter) or an evergreen?

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