Everywhere I go over the last few weeks, all I can see are lots of cherry blossoms flowering. When we were growing up at home there was and still is a cherry tree in our front garden, it's there over 35 years now and still going strong. I always love to see the flowers coming into bloom, and if we were lucky Punchestown week might not be that windy and the flowers would make it through to May!
There are so many different varieties of cherry tree that you can choose from, "Prunus" is the latin name for the cherry and "Prunus Kanzan", is one of the most popular varieties, Invariably this is the one that you will see in most houses. It has gorgeous double pink flowers. There are lots of other varieties, including the weeping cherry, the white flowering cherry of which there are a number of different varieties too. There is also a plum cherry, Prunus Nigra, which has purple leaves and small pink flowers.
When planting a cherry make sure not to plant it too deeply and I would recommend to stake the tree until it becomes established. They are very easy to grow and will do well in any reasonable soil, and like a sunny spot.. If you are interested in learning more about the trees we have on offer just click here.
Lynda is married to Bryan and they have 5 children, Together they have created a garden centre with the perfect plants, shrubs, trees and flowers to help you create the ornamental garden of your dreams !