A highlight of the East Midlands farming calendar, the Southwell Ploughing Match and Show 2015 takes place once again on Saturday 26 September 2015 at Oxton Estate, Nottinghamshire.
The Show boasts a bursting timeline featuring the renowned ploughing match, farmers market, craft fairs and livestock.
There is also a well-attended trade fair for those sourcing rural, farming and countryside products and services – and that’s where you’ll find us! Green Mile Trees will be exhibiting at the Show for those planning their tree, shrub and hedge planting for the forthcoming season.
Book online now – ready, steady….PLOUGH!
Thanks to all who visited our display at Four Oaks Trade Show last week (September 2015). It was a great opportunity to meet many of our existing customers and allowed us to gain some good exposure to new and potential buyers of mature trees, specimen shrubs and the more specialist topiary and hedging.
If you missed us at Four Oaks, you can catch up with us at our next event – Landscape Live – on October 6th at Yorkshire County Cricket Ground in Headingley, Leeds.
We’re at Four Oaks Trade Show 2015 this year, with an outside pitch on Stand OP26 so that we can display our selection of large trees in their full majesty. Chris Scott and the team will be on hand to discuss your forthcoming planting and purchasing requirements, too. We’ll also have an array of shrubs, hedging, conifers and topiary for you to view.
With the fantastic support of the rest of the Green Mile Trees team, it’s bound to be a success – and we’d love to share it with you!
You can pre-register
to save you any hassle on the gate and, after you covered the 17,000 square metres of exhibition space, there’s plenty of refreshments on site, too.
Look out for us on Stand OP26 (outside – remember, some of our trees are BIG!) In fact, preparations are already well underway, selecting trees and keeping stock in fine fettle over the summer weeks…
We would like to congratulate 2 Chelsea Gold Medal winners – garden designers, Graham Bodle of Walkers Nurseries & Lee Bestall of Inspired Gardens. We are very glad to be one of your regular suppliers!
At this time of year, our nursery team are primed for tree care. Steven, one of the nursery production team here at Green Mile, is focussed on trimming topiary along the lines.
Steven trimming topiary in the July sunshine
In your garden, topiary brings shape, form and structure throughout the year and is a good way of adding distinctive shapes and character.
On the nursery, we keep our topiary in shape at this time of year with a quick all-over snip. It’s the perfect time from June – any earlier and you risk bruising the foliage. The leaves are now hard and leathery and if necessary, we might give them a second pass in the Summer.
With practice, pruning topiary is simple. We use hand held shears for a clean finish and we aren’t too harsh in our trimming, allowing for growth and reshaping if necessary. In your own garden and topiary endeavours, just remember to step back regularly to check for evenness and shape – one snip too many and there’s no turning back!
So, whether it’s shapes, spirals, boxes, balls, clouds you’re after – have a look through our topiary selection and contact us today.
A new website?! Let’s take a look
Launched in June 2015, our brand new website is ready and waiting for you. Bursting with all of the information you need to select your trees, shrubs and plants for the forthcoming season, the new site has a fresh look and slicker navigation. With the new format, we can keep the site loaded with plant and company news so you’ll be back again and again.
Feedback is always welcome, so if you want to share a comment or two, hit the Contact Us page – it’d be great to hear from you.