Posted: 03/07/2012 at 19:28
Hi, I have a small square front garden (typical 1930's small semi) when I park my car on gravel but have managed to salvage some space around the edges for borders. I'd like two small trees just for a bit of screening from the neighbours and for the birds to sit on.
In the narrowest bit where I drive in I was thinking of prunus 'Amanogowa' or 'Spire' so we can walk past to the car. Then for the corner where we're attached to next door I thought we could get away with something more spreading but not too big as to block out her light. I was thinking of either sorbus commixta 'Embley', Gleditsia 'Sunburst' or amelanchier 'Ballerina'.
Any thoughts on whether these are suitable for a small garden would be greatly appreciated. Thanks