Trees and shrubs
Every garden should have a tree or shrub: they're not only beautiful plants in their own right, they also cast soothing shade, provide valuable privacy and often give you flowers, fruit and spectacular autumn leaf colour too. Like lawns, trees and shrubs are parts of the garden that become the biggest eye-catchers once they have grown. Please contact us in case you have any questions about our trees and shrubs.
The difference between trees and shrubs
It is sometimes difficult to determine the difference between a tree and a shrub. Sometimes it seems to be determined by the length: shrubs are shorter in general, and trees are tall. But there are also shrubs that can grow very tall. A better definition of a shrub is a tree that branches close to the ground, for example, the Rhododendron. Find the perfect trees and shrubs for you at Trowbridge Garden Centre. Besides trees and shrubs, we also have garden plants, climbers, annuals and more.
Reasons why you should prune your shrub
Pruning is an important part to keep your shrub healthy. Besides that, pruning has some more benefits. These are the most important reasons why you should prune your shrub:
- You want to achieve a better shape and way of growing shrubs.
- The bushes or shrubs become too big.
- Remove too low-hanging or sagging branches.
- To improve the health of shrubs (always remove what is dead, weak and sick).
- To stimulate the flowering of shrubs.
- For more, better and bigger fruits.
Pruning hand tools
Make sure that when you start pruning your garden, you have the right tools. This means that you have to have several pruning cutters, work clothes and other tools at hand. A tree has to be pruned with other tools than, for example, a bush.
Pruning shears: First of all, make sure you have pruning shears. Pruning shears come in different sizes and thicknesses, make sure you have different sizes in the house, so that you can cut different sizes of branches. There are pruning shears of different materials, make sure you have good quality scissors, for example, made of metal. These are durable and will, therefore, last a long time.
Garden gloves: Also good gloves should not be missing. Prevent blisters and scratches on your hands by purchasing gardening gloves. They are made of 100% blue nylon, and have a black latex palm coating, which makes it very easy to work in the garden. Moreover, the gloves are also soft on the inside, so you can work with extra comfort in your garden!
Take a look at our tools page!
Buy your trees and shrubs at Trowbridge
Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Trowbridge - Wiltshire for more information and advice about choosing and growing trees and shrubs. Besides trees and shrubs, we also offer a lot of other products as, container plants, bulbs and climbers. You can find our opening hours and location at our contact page. We hope to see you soon at Trowbridge Garden Centre in Trowbridge-Wiltshire!