Show Dates for 2018



An Illustrated Guide to

Japanese Maples

for Garden Planting and Patio Pots

Answering many of the questions that we are asked during our show season.

NOW available by mail order and at the shows listed below

ISBN 978-0-9932133-0-4 published by Larchfield Publications a

132 page (170 colour photos) fully illustrated book explaining Propagation, (grafting, cuttings, seeds) Repotting, Pruning (branch & root) Maintenance, Pest & Diseases and some of our trade secrets, and printed on Amadeus 100% Recycled Paper.

The cost per book is £14.95 plus £2.50 delivery UK mainland

email:  Telephone 024 76543067



Japanese Maples

for Garden Planting and Patio Pots

15 April   B.T.A Bonsai Expo’

Cricket Hall - Sports Connextion Ryton-on-Dunsmore Coventry

26 - 29 April    Harrogate Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Show Ground - Floral Hall PP 38

10 - 13 May   RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Three Counties Show Ground - Plant Pavilion OS 325

26 - 28   May  Kent Garden Show

The Kent Show Ground  Detling Kent GF 02

6 - 10 June RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Floral Marquee FM 269

14 - 17   June  BBC Gardeners’ World Live 

NEC Birmingham

Floral Marquee FM 13

3 - 8  July RHS Hampton Court Palace

Flower Show

Floral Marquee FM 229

18 - 22   July  RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Floral Marquee FM 38

Please note that Larchfield Trees do not have a retail outlet at their

nursery and do not sell trees by mail order, we only offer maples for sale from April - July at the horticultural shows we attend.

Click on the link below to watch Neil interviewed by James Wong at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2015

The Maple Society

Book Review Autumn 2015 Edition by Mike Walker

There are many excellent books available on Japanese maples,but this is the first practical guide to cover all aspects of growing these beautiful trees. Based on over 20 years experience and numerous

Royal Horticultural SocietyGold medals, Neil & Cath Kenney of Larchfield Trees nursery, near Coventry, UK, explain all the aspects of successful maple growing. The contents includes propagation, potting, planting, pruning, pest and diseases and their use in Bonsai, interspersed with excellent images and descriptions of some of the most popular,as well as lesser known cultivars. It even includes a guide to selecting the right

tree for different garden aspects and a glossary of terms to demystify the names of many Japanese varieties.

Having recently spent several days fielding questions from the public on the Maple Society’s stand at the Gardeners’ World Live exhibition in Birmingham, UK, members can be sure that the section in this book headed ‘FAQs’ (p124) will direct the reader to answers to all of the common questions we were asked,

such as “why are the edges of the leave turning brown”, plus many others. Even experienced maple

growers may find some new tips in this book. For example, I learned that sugar water

stimulates root growth in newly planted or potted trees (p55)The book is beautifully presented and illustrated in association with the late Paul Goff, sadly missed by his many friends in the Bonsai world. The text is clear and concise, aided by Neil’s and Paul’s photography which is of the highest quality and clarity. Although experienced maple growers may find it a little basic, the book offers a comprehensive guide for gardeners who are new to  growing maples or who wish to extend their knowledge.

As such it offers very excellent value.

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