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Garden Trees Index Page

 Garden Trees Index Page

Even the smallest garden can support a small potted tree and the medium to larger sized gardens need trees to provide structure. These pages aim primarily to give helpful and practical advice on how to choose and grow trees in your garden. We also show lots of pictures of leaves, bark and fruit to assist you in identifying tree species and varieties. The list below is small, we know, but over the next year all the major tree species will be covered in detail.


Name: jim@GardenAction
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Date posted: October 23, 2011 - 11:46 pm
Message: In spring, shorten side shoots to five good buds. In following winter, shorten the leader to leave 8-10 in of new growth and cut back laterals to 6-8 in to a downward bud.

Name: PW
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Date posted: October 23, 2011 - 04:33 pm
Message: Anyone can give me professional advice about pruning 18 month/2 year old pear and apple trees; would be very rateful

Name: jim@GardenAction
Date posted: October 23, 2011 - 04:39 am
Message: Hello Eugene
Always buy from a reputable supplier, preferably a nursery rather than a retailer. An espalier against a wall would be good in a garden your size.

Name: Eugene J Evans
Date posted: October 22, 2011 - 06:48 am
Message: Where is a good place to buy a Pear Tree for a backyard 30 feet by 40 feet and still have fruit?

Name: paradice of hawaii
Date posted: September 14, 2011 - 05:43 pm
Message: I do not have a green thumb. None of my family does. We have tried gardning the past 3 years. We cant do it.I will try again this year. But i dont thhink it will work.

Name: Lisa Gallagher
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Date posted: September 13, 2011 - 04:23 pm
Message: Hi,

I'm wondering if you could help please? I'm looking for a low maintenance fruit tree for a small garden. The garden is south facing and has well drained loamy/sandy soil. We generally get cold winds in this area and I don't know of any other gardens locally that has fruit trees so I'm looking for a self fertiliser please.

Many Thanks

Lisa Gallagher

Name: wajid
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Date posted: September 11, 2011 - 07:44 am
Message: Hi, I'm looking to buy some plants and small trees for the front garden. Can someone recommend a place in Bristol for cheap plants? I don�t want to be spending huge amounts of money at B&Q as there's got to be a better place to buy these from like a garden centre.

Name: T.Krishnamurthy
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Date posted: September 06, 2011 - 01:14 pm
Message: We have five Broccoli plants anf they have grown two feet in height and does broccoli
grows on the plant itself or beneath the ground,please reply

Name: Larry
Date posted: August 30, 2011 - 06:05 pm
Message: I parked my new truck under a tree that had approximately golf ball size balls on it that burst apart when they fall onto the ground I have serious sap damage on my truck and need to know what that tree is Could you help

Name: Johan Harland
E-mail: Private
Date posted: August 28, 2011 - 06:51 pm
Message: Hi there

I moved into my new property recently and there are two large shrubs. As one is near the extension and the toilet drain, I wondered if the shrubs would do any damage as I've heard trees can damage drains. I also planted a dwarf flowering cherry blossom tree but I've been told this will not damage my property, can you help.

Many thanks,


Name: Rebecca
Date posted: August 08, 2011 - 04:50 am
Message: Can you advise me with regard to a lime tree, planted 2 years ago.
It starts with the leaves on a branch discolouring (paler than usual), then shrivelling up but the leaves closest to the centre of the tree still ok.
I noticed that there was a fungus at the base of the tree and have removed this, spraying the bark with bouillie bordelaise (copper sulphate).

Should I remove the diseased section of the branches?
Is there anything I can do to prevent the next 3 yellowing branches from going the same way?


Name: Jayne
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Date posted: August 01, 2011 - 01:29 pm
Message: Hi, I had a beautiful acer palmatum potted, but recently had a teenagers party, which unfortunately my acer was snapped off. Is it likely it will grow again, as it does have a shoot coming off the bottom of the main stalk, or should I start again? Sad acer owner!

Name: Sarah
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Date posted: July 11, 2011 - 08:08 am
Message: Hi, I live in the UK and have 2 small bay trees that are kept in containers. They were doing well until about this time last year when they developed lots of tiny black spots on the leaves. There was no improvement after a few months so I decided to prune the bad leaves. Unfortunately, the situation was worse than I had thought and I ended up removing every single leaf from the trees! I left the trees outside all winter (from what I have read, this seems like a bad idea)! It has now been nearly a year and I have not had any signs of re-growth. Is there anything I can do to encourage re-growth? Or does it sound like they are dead?

Many thanks

Name: rudiger schaebbicke
Date posted: July 08, 2011 - 09:26 am
Message: wedenesday,6/7/11 were on a walk,coming back to totteridge& wethstone tube station,we saw a shrub, six feet high,leaves like pear leaves and floweres like spikes one inch long and red on top of the spikes was a white spot,also at there white lumps at the endof the spikes.What was it?

Name: Ana
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Date posted: July 04, 2011 - 04:12 pm
Message: Hi, we just moved house and we have some trees in our garden. Is set between 2 varieties of apple trees. But we have no idea what it is. See photos please.

Name: vicky
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Date posted: July 04, 2011 - 06:12 am
Message: I have a lilac tree that hasn't blossomed for two years. Also some of the leaves are brown at the edges. Any advice please

Name: chris tayler
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Date posted: June 13, 2011 - 07:26 am
Message: I have a japanese maple tree (acer) which has white(cottonwool like) substance growing on the bottom trunk. Can you please advise how I can cure this. Some of the leaves are now turning brown.

Name: Loretta
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Date posted: June 11, 2011 - 11:42 am
Message: leaves on plun tree curling,and dying, from the bottom up. what can i do to stop it?

Name: Laureen
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Date posted: October 26, 2010 - 09:23 pm
Message: Laureen
We have two Lilic Trees they were planted 9 years ago and have had very little growth one is larger but is about 4ft the other is only abuot 3 ft can I feed them? and what with?

Name: bob
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Date posted: September 09, 2010 - 07:02 pm
Message: we had a peach tree for two years and it started to give fruit, but this clear gel would apear on it, and they would fall. the was only one fruit left on the tree then it turned brown and black and fell what can i spray it with