The Vine

  • Top 10 Benefits Of Trees At Home

    Trees are one of the most important species on the planet. They are ancient, with one clonal type tree having been estimated at over 80,000 years old, 30,000 years before our ancestors started to use language. We tend to take for granted things as fundamental as trees, so it’s good to remind ourselves occasionally why […]

  • The Trees Direct Guide to Eco-Friendly Gardening

    Eco-friendly gardening encompasses a wide range of radically forward-thinking methods that anyone can adopt in the garden in response to the ever-increasing threat posed by climate change.   These innovative outdoor pursuits centre around decreasing harmful greenhouse emissions which occur as a result of day-to-day gardening techniques. Eco-friendly gardening also encourages the intake of carbon […]

  • Preparing Your Garden for Spring

    The milder weather will be heading our way in the next few months, which means that spring is just around the corner.   Keen gardeners will have been itching all winter long to begin their sowing, growing and nurturing routines to bring the garden back to life and is there really anything better than seeing […]

  • How & When to Mulch Your Garden

    Mulching is most commonly used as a means to improve the soil around plants, but it also gives your garden a beautiful, neat outlook, while often reducing the need to spend time on maintenance such as watering and weeding.   Mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil during summer, prevents the appearance of pesky […]

  • Summer Flowering Shrubs

    It’s technically summer and while the UK doesn’t see much sun often, we’ve been receiving quite a lot of it lately. Although I’m sure the majority of us are attempting to get a tan and topping up on Vitamin D, it’s also the perfect time to plant some beautiful and affordable summer shrubs! We’ve chosen […]