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My dhalia tubers have sprouted. Should I plant out now or June? What shall I do till then? Re pot?
Eucalyptus grow huuuuuge. We don't all live at long meadow! Rather misleading. You can't go wrong with a flowering cherry.
Rowans get big quite quickly. My whip (50cm) this time last year grew to 8ft by autumn last year. I expect it to branch out this year.
Eucatlyptus do grow too large too quickly - 5 years to 20-30ft. The problem is it does grow too quickly and the roots are shallow and in strong winds have a tendancy to fall over. Not good in a small garden as you pick up the damage of a heavy 20ft tree.
Paulowina is a good choice as they grow quickly but you cut them down and they regrow to 6ft every year with large leaves.
Hope these are useful. I woud not just 'cut'them down but try to make the most of them.
There was a pruning article in GW magazine in late winter/spring (not sure which month) which showed how to do this. I lent it to NDN who has did his trees and they had blossom and now have fruit. They are definitly negelected as a rule.
I have a birch bark cherry in my small garden, it grows to 5m in 20 years, it is very attractive all year with small white flowers in spring and a lovely bronze/red bark must be one to try.