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Welcome to the Barcham Trees blog area. Here you will find lots of interesting information about trees including planting tips, pruning tips, selection tips, nursery information and much, much more!

August 24th 2015
We have added this fantastic new Hibiscus to our range for availability from September. Hibiscus Resi is a real stunner! A hardy clone in tree form, perfect for a small garden that needs a splash of colour in August and ...
August 18th 2015
Most nurseries import trees to sell on straight away but here at Barcham we adopt a different approach! I went out yesterday to take a few photos of our field trees that will be containerised this autumn for eventual supp...
August 06th 2015
It is particularly hard to establish trees near coastal environments as the sea breezes laden with salt air constantly blasts the leaves. Last week the South West of England was pounded by 50mph winds and standard trees w...
July 27th 2015
All over the country there are examples of Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia in decline. This tree was hugely popular in the 1980's and 90's and was planted widely in gardens and municipal streets alike. However, in rec...
July 23rd 2015
There are many forms of pleached tree but at Barcham we mainly produce them to have a 1.8 metre clear stem that supports a flat bamboo panel 1.2 metres wide by 1 metre tall. This produces a ‘foliage window’ ab...
July 13th 2015
I took myself off for a walk around one of my favourite estates last week, Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Mature trees in this setting are a joy to behold and the light was perfect for a bit of photography. We ...
July 10th 2015
Firstly let me apologies for not sending the blog out sooner. You have probably seen from social media that life on the nursery has been quite busy. We did the Big Barn conference back in June, for the production side thi...
July 07th 2015
Pruning is an invaluable tool in the gardener’s armoury but timeliness is everything. I absolutely hammered the Hibiscus in my garden in December and look at it now, only 6 months later with most of the growing seas...
June 30th 2015
With temperatures climbing into the 30’s your newly planted trees will be particularly susceptible to drying out. This includes trees planted last autumn and winter. A gentle dose of one medium watering can with ros...