Author Archives: Winter Hill Scribe

New Look

Winter Hill Tree Farm has a new look, a new logo and a new website!! We hope you like it. Why change?  Well, we have now been the proud owners of Winter Hill Tree Farm for 7 years so we … Continue reading

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Hedge your options

What’s your style? Hedging has always been a popular design element in landscaping but don’t just think ‘formal’ when you are considering a hedge. The options are endless! Below is a selection of alternatives. Most are pictures I have taken … Continue reading

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Bare root vs Container Trees

If you’re interested in trees and gardens you will no doubt have had a discussion…and perhaps even an argument…over whether it’s better to buy and plant bare root stock over container grown trees.  I think it’s a bit like the … Continue reading

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Autumn, why is it the perfect time to plant?

We say it a lot so I thought it time I explained exactly why Autumn is the perfect time to plant your mature trees and hedging.  At Winter Hill we grow most of our trees in pots which allows for … Continue reading

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Cool Shade

Don’t you just love the simple indulgence of sitting back under the shade of a tree to escape the Summer heat?  At Winter Hill we work all year surrounded by the most beautiful trees so over the  holidays it was … Continue reading

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Snowy Spring Surprise

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Spring is wonderful time to wander around the farm literally being led by the nose! So it was a surprise last week to have snow cover the farm. At the moment the perfume of the Syringa (Lilac) is magnificent. Then … Continue reading

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The art of bark

Often the beauty of a tree is described by the colour of the foliage in Summer and Autumn or the fragrance and delicacy of the Spring blossom.  But don’t discount the beauty of the bark.  After the Autumn leaves have … Continue reading

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The amazing technicolour Liquidambar

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As the days have turned cold so have the leaves on the thousands of deciduous trees grown here at Winter Hill.  One of the most spectacular trees for early Autumn colour is the Liquidambar.  I find it amazing that a … Continue reading

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Mop Tops are Marvellous

The Mop Top Robinia is an amazingly versatile tree.  Naturally topiarised, with regular pruning it will maintain a balled head perfect as a formal entrance to a garden or a home. I think the ball provides lovely structure but the … Continue reading

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Crabapple Crazy

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Right now all the Malus in the Winter Hill show garden are positively groaning under the weight of their fruit.  The size and colour variety in the fruit is amazing and add real texture to the trees.  The fruit will … Continue reading

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