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KEF

Fred, you are so lucky, I've only seen pictures, but they look wonderful and it's history amazing. Enjoy it for me.

nin

A big old walnut tree like the one my aunty had it was so big it was used in WW2 to land planes it fell down about 10 years ago but my mum has one of its babys or an old mulberry bush. Something old classically English and very productive.

KEF

Nin, such a shame it was lost. Good you remember it.

IF i had a garden big enough I would love to have a prunus serula (birch bark or tibetan cherry) the bark is so smooth like satin ribbons.

Lavender Lady

I would have a beautiful Magnolia tree - don't have a big enough garden to have one but love them when they get really big.

 

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Keyser Soze

When I moved into my new house it was a toss up between Acer Griseum and Gleditsia Triacanthos "Spectrum". I opted for the Gleditsia but it is just coming into bud for the first time for me and I am working offshore till the end of June! Needless to say I cannot wait to get home and see it in all it's glory!

A Wisteria. I adore these plants...so beautiful!

All of the above, plus the Faraway tree, but until I win the lottery I think an Acer Griseum, Prunus serrula, or Eucalyptus pauciflora. I love interesting bark. I'd say Hawthorn, but there are loads nearby so no need.

I'm with Salino, Rhododendron King George, Mine is about 6ft tall and has been in situ for 4yrs and it's flowered for the first time this year, the perfume is breathtaking. If you haven't got space for King George there's a new rhodi called Tinkerbird it's small and white nothing like King George till you smell the perfume, so it's worth a look

KEF

QR When I get chance I'll take photo & post a pic of Mum's Prunus Serrula & Acer Griseum both are at least 15 yrs, maybe 20yrs old & wonderful.

 Davidia Tree, known as the pocket handerchief tree, there was a superb one at Kew. Unfortunately I garden on a pocket handkerchief, so it would be impossible. 

Can't wait KEF, they sound wonderful!

Thistledown yes it's a magnificient specimen at Kew, and yes would be a great choice but I also garden on a pocket handkerchief 

Yep, I'll second the cedar of lebanon and the cornus kousa. And HUGE shrub roses with other flowering climbers through them. In my grounds, you understand... And espaliered fruit all along the limestone walls of my kitchen garden... And the aforementioned monster wisteria. Mine would be white though... And some enormous topiarised yew... possibly to match the peacocks...  Bum - I liked my garden this morning until I started this...

Woodgreen wonderboy

Great" Handkerchief" at Wakehurst...Kew in the country in Sussex

Fairygirl

betty 

Didn't you see- Wintersong and I are having Italianate gardens with statues and stuff- your   topiary will be fine - are you having an 'avenue' of them?

In fact - aren't you having a big fountain? I'm having the one from Castle Howard brought in.

I'm thinking of a grotto too......

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KEF

Pics of both trees now posted on galllery. Mum hopes you like them as much as she does.

quercus_rubur wrote (see)

All of the above, plus the Faraway tree, but until I win the lottery I think an Acer Griseum, Prunus serrula, or Eucalyptus pauciflora. I love interesting bark. I'd say Hawthorn, but there are loads nearby so no need.

 

daffygardener

I think aTulip Tree I can't remember the botanical name, but looks beautiful but odd have tulip shaped yellow and orange blooms.  Magnolia grandiflora, ancient mulberry tree, wise old oak, Hazel trees, a lime avenue,Ossier willows  - beauty, pratical, food  ...................don't know where to stop, but just need to aquire enough land to plant an alboretum

Cornus kousa 'China Girl', but don't have acid soil here, such a georgeously stunningly beautiful tree 

KEF wrote (see)

Pics of both trees now posted on galllery. Mum hopes you like them as much as she does.

 

KEF I can't find these

 

 

 

KEF
quercus_rubur wrote (see)
KEF wrote (see)

Pics of both trees now posted on galllery. Mum hopes you like them as much as she does.

 

KEF I can't find these

 

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