What a beautiful tree this is, either as a standard or a multi-stem. I first came across this tree as a multi-stem at Chelsea Flower Show in 2012 and was completely wowed by the incredibly beautiful mahogany coloured peeling bark. I knew then that I would plant this tree in my own or client’s gardens when the right time presented itself. Happily, it did this week in my client’s garden, after months of planning, re-drawing and re-thinking the garden design, the tree was planted into its planting space within an aperture created through raised decking.
Having dug out 270 tonnes of orange clay for this project, including lawn and builders rubble in preparation for laying the new patio and raised deck, it was now time to plant the feature tree.. drum roll please, because this tree is completely worthy of one. Kept a little too long in its planting sack but brilliantly watered and looked after by my clients, this tree finally got planted into a planting space fit for a life time of growth and good health this week.
It was great to see it going in and the tree brought beaming smiles to the faces of all the team and my clients who are delighted with it. I have to confess to being rather chuffed that they acknowledged my recommendation and have fallen in love with their tree as much as I have!
Now is a great time to plant trees and all manner of garden goodies. If you would like to discuss a garden design for your garden or a planting plan do feel free to get in touch.