hi, i would like help and advice on what to do next with two issues. First issue is, i bought a small bare rooted ( its roots are in a plastic bag ) apple tree ( i think it called a whip) . At the moment it in my utility room waiting for me to plant it, but i am not sure what to do next, do i plant it in a pot or plant it in the ground. There appear to be young leaves growing already. You can tell that i am a novice gardener but i am willing to learn.
Our neighbour at the bottom of our garden is putting a pitched roof on top of his garage to create a bedroom. Also their kitchen window looks into our garden so my second issue is, what sort of hedging to plant ,I would like a fast growing and dense and also bird friendly. I would really appreciate all the help i can get.