Welcome To High Trees Garden Centre
Wide variety of bedding plants, large herbaceous section and an abundance of shrubs to choose from to decorate your garden at any time of the year.
We also have a great selection of citrus plants, which include:
Calamondin (various sizes)
Lemon (various sizes and varities)
Lemon Lipo Bush
Orange Sinensis Bush
Plus all the essential citrus compost, foods and products to protect it from common diseases and ailments to help keep your new citrus plant in tip top condition!
Perfect for the patio when the sun graces us with its prescence!
NEW THUNDERBROOK HORSE FEEDS NOW ON SALE!
- Base Mix
- Gut Restore
Please refer to the Thunderbrook website for more information, and let us know if we can be of assistance stocking a specific product of theirs. http://thunderbrook.co.uk/
Natural Pet Foods on sale for your Dog or Cat. We now stock Royal Canin, James Wellbeloved, Burns and Walcol, all high in good quality protein thats perfect for keeping your pets in perfect shape!
Now in stock:
Optima BBQ Range in Black
Want a BBQ that is quick to start, quick to stop and easy to put away? When we live in such an unpredictable region of the world in terms of the weather, The Optima BBQ is an ideal asset to make the most of the beautiful weather when we do have it!
The Optima is the smaller of the BBQ range, catering for up to 6 people. If you're feeding a larger crowd, you might want to consider The Major BBQ range, available in Kiwi Green
Please refer to the website of the manufacturer http://www.barbecook.com/en/home/index.asp or feel free to phone us to find out more information.
Prices start from £129.00.
Plant Of The Week!
The mophead hydrangea is the standard-bearer for these
easy-going,robust shrubs, with its showy blooms in pink
or blue, famously sensitive to soil types (blue in acid soils,
pink in alkaline).
But lovely though they are, mopheads are only half the story.
The graceful flowers of lacecap hydrangeas are the size of
dinnerplates: try pure white 'Veitchii', or 'Mariesii' in dove-grey.
The foliage of oak-leaved H. quercifolia turns red-bronze in autumn,
with huge cone-like flowerheads like H. paniculata (look out for 'Kyushu'
in snowy white). And H. petiolaris is a climber, perfect for shady walls
and proof that there really is a hydrangea for every spot in your garden.
Please see 'Related Products' for help finding items specific to caring for this plant!
Wildlife Of The Week!
Sciurus carolinensis RELATED PRODUCTS
THE GREY SQUIRREL
These opportunistic little mammals are one of the
most recognisable of our British Wildlife.
Their numbers are strong, and they are not at risk
of being wiped out as a species any time soon.
Despite such an adorable face, they have a bad reputation
due to their ferocious appetite. Many gardeners,
farmers and allotment owners consider
them to be pests. However, it is thanks to them
we still have such beautiful woodland to roam.
Since squirrels are unable to store large amounts of fat,
which mean they can't hibernate through the winter, they
must spend the rest of the year building up a food store.
In the event their chosen den becomes unsafe to use,
or they end up to far away, The Grey Squirrel will setup
several food stores to ensure that no matter what, he has
enough to eat to make it through to Spring.
It is common for these food stores to never be recovered,
The Grey Squirrel typically lives for 3 years and is
considered tasty to a number of other animals, wild and
domestic, therefore the odds are stacked against them from the start.
Within these food stores there might be a high number of seeds or nuts,
that will germinate and be the beginning of a new tree which will go on to
form such an important part of the ecosystem.
HOW TO ENCOURAGE THEM INTO YOUR GARDEN/ALLOTMENT/OUTDOOR SPACE
The Grey Squirrel is a common site in gardens, espeically if you live close to a woodland or park. However, if you currently find your garden is barren of their company then it might be an idea to encourage other wildlife, such as garden birds and insects first as this will make your garden seem inviting and safe.
It is a good idea to create a territory for the squirrels, its easy to do by setting up a specific feeding area for them, this will encourage them to spend longer periods of time in your garden.
If feeding garden birds as well then it is advisable to place the squirrel feeder in an easy to reach location such as from a tree or fence, fill it with different and irresistable things such as dried fruit and nuts and hang the bird feeder in a completely different location which is very difficult for a squirrel to reach, such as on a glass surface or on a pole in the ground with a cover that stops the squirrel from reaching the food. Eventually the squirrel will learn that life is a lot easier and tastier if he goes for the easy feeder, and as a wildlife lover you can ensure each visitor receives enough food to make it through the winter!
HOW TO DISCOURAGE THEM FROM YOUR GARDEN/ALLOTMENT
The Grey Squirrel has a number of natural enemies, these include the domesticated/feral Dogs and Cats, as well as wild animals such as Foxes, Weasels/Stoats/Pine Martens, Birds of Prey, Magpies and Crows (would prey on their young) and Snakes.
Therefore it is wise to consider this when choosing the best approach to detering/scaring The Grey Squirrel from your garden.
We have a number of products with this in mind. They trigger an instinctual response from The Grey Squirrel to scurry back to the safety of its den, or run and hide from the smell, sight, sound of any of the above.
We also have products that deter them from climbing on or up/down certain surfaces which could work in the protection of a specific plant/crop they are fond of eating/storing away for the winter.
Then for the garden bird lovers, we have products that make stealing bird feed a challenge.
It really depends on what result you want, we'll be more than happy discussing anything in more detail to help rid your garden/allotment/outside space of these pesky critters
Please see 'Related Products' for information about items we sell which can either help in encouraging them, or discouraging them. We're only a phone call away if you'd like some advice
The High Trees Model Garden
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