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Sweet chestnut Castanea sativa, Identification images

Sweet Chestnut – Castanea sativa,  Identification images – This is the kind of tree which provides a habitat in its own right – the cavities in the timber create nesting sites for birds, roosting sites for bats and resting sites for squirrels and mice. Source: Sweet chestnut at Petworth | Another Country Diary


Fraxinus lanuginosa – Japanese Ash or Tamo

  Fraxinus lanuginosa, commonly known as Japanese Ash or Tamo, is native to Japan and the south east corner of Russia. Position: Full sun Flowering period:Late spring Soil: Moist, well drained Eventual Height: 15m Eventual Spread: 10m Hardiness: 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b Family: Oleaceae Also see London Trees & Shrubs – The Ash […]


Plant profile – Bearberry – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Flowering trees and shrubs Family Ericaceae Plant profile – Bearberry – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Webster listed in Flowering Trees and Shrubs ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI.—Bearberry. Britain. A neat shrub of trailing habit, and with flowers resembling those of the Arbutus, but much smaller. The leaves are entire, dark green in colour, and about an inch long, and obovate or oblong […]


Build a Bug Hotel in your Garden

Another Cleeve Nursery blog by garden guru Alan Down but this one is all about homes for wildlife. He is encouraging you to Build a Bug Hotel in your Garden Bug hotels are places for those all-important creepy crawlies to survive whatever our winter throws at them and come spring, they’ll be back out in […]


Orchard biodiversity – Traditional orchards as a habitat for wildlife 

Orchard biodiversity – Peoples Trust for Endangered Species Traditional orchards as a habitat for wildlife Find out what it is about traditional orchards that make them so good for wildlife, and such an important habitat to conserve. Top tips for a wildlife friendly orchard Find out what you can do to help maintain and encourage […]