Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:42
Great. Thanks; although I had no intention of sparking off a debate about good parenting! I do like Yew, but understand the concerns; although having spent my childhood wandering around National Trust properties, I never remember seeing piles of toddlers at the base of Yew hedges. I imagine young children are closely watched up until a certain age anyway, whether there are Yew trees around or not, and as mentioned, there is a key educational piece that is required; but I know nothing about plants or parenting! Yet undecided, but will get there over coming days (or weeks.) We would go for the bareroot option for cost, and I think we'll have to wait a few more weeks for those. We're not so keen on beech, although it is lovely in summer, the rusty colour leaves in the winter doesn't quite work. Will keep you all posted. Thanks again.