Acer or Maple trees come in many cultivars with dramatic foliage in various shades and colours. Some grow very tall, whereas other species are suitable for container gardening, due to their manageable small size. One thing's for sure, whether it’s a native Field maple tree (Acer campestre), Norway maple (Acer platanoides), Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) or gorgeous Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), which can easily thrive in a pot, an acer tree can be always a beautiful focal point in your garden if you show it some TLC. Acer species are relatively easy to grow, once established, but they do suffer from some problems, due to disease, environmental factors and in that sense, due to one’s lack of knowledge on the specific growing conditions a particular type prefers. On that note, our post will focus on the common problems you may encounter when growing an acer tree in a container, as well as on some general issues that could pose a challenge to your woody plant. (more…)
Plants are the crown jewels of our gardens and they can enhance it in a way that only flowers can. They possess certain magic and bring not only life but also a beautiful complement of colour to green spaces. This is why choosing your flowers wisely depending on the season is a crucial factor when attending to your gardening needs. In our blog series below, we’ll provide you with some tips on the best flowers for each season, and much more on how to make the most out of the flowers in your garden so that you can get it looking immaculate and captivating.
This is a call for all of you flower lovers out there. There is no need to put your gardening tools away this winter! Why have a boring dormant garden, when you can decorate it many cheerful flower specimens? You might be thinking “Wait a second, plants die in the cold.” Yes, a big part of the representatives of the plant species go into a dormant mode during the winter, but not all of them. (more…)