Washing your trees can make your garden look colourful says Royal Horticultural Society

Washing your trees can make your garden look colourful says Royal Horticultural Society

Washing your trees can make your garden look colourful says Royal Horticultural Society


Washing your trees throughout winter season can make your yard seem much more colourful, Royal Horticultural Culture claims

  • Scrubbing down the trunks with soapy water can reveal trees’ real beauty 
  • RHS polishes silver birches at its Rosemoor backyard in Devon to expose shine 
  • Birches, Tibetan Cherries also have shiny bark that can be washed  

It may possibly audio barking mad, but providing trees a wash during the wintertime months can make your back garden much more colourful, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has recommended.

It claims rubbing down trunks with a sponge and soapy drinking water can expose their purely natural natural beauty and make up for the lack of foliage.

The RHS polishes the silver birches at its Rosemoor yard in Devon to reveal the shiny bark. 

They are then lit up with a ‘vibrant pink light’ at night time, as section of the garden’s wintertime illuminations.

The RHS polishes the silver birches (file image used) at its Rosemoor back garden in Devon to expose the shiny bark

Project chief Jonathan Webster informed The Day by day Telegraph: ‘During the darker days of winter we all want our gardens to glow dazzling to aid lift our spirits.

‘Trees with colored bark are terrific at undertaking this. The Himalayan birch with pure white ghostly trunks are a sight to behold towards the dim winter landscape. 

‘We have given them a clean with a sponge and some soapy h2o, with out performing this their wow factor would be lost.’

Other species like cherry can also be spruced up for the duration of the winter months.

‘Birches and Tibetan cherries have incredibly shiny bark, which shines in the course of the gray, wintertime months,’ mentioned Tom Brown of West Dean Gardens in Sussex. 

He claims a shiny complete can be achieved employing a comfortable brush and soapy drinking water to remove algae.

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