Trees and shrubs: planting

Planting new trees and shrubs is not a difficult job, but one to get right, if you want your new plants to have the best start in life. The most important considerations are root health, weather, soil conditions and aftercare.

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Planting a tree in winter.

Quick facts

Suitable for All trees and shrubs
Timing October to April
Difficulty Moderate

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