Posted: 10/12/2015 at 15:25
I wouldn't plant an evergreen myself, but thats probably prejudice! If you do, be very careful what you choose. But you could choose something with year round interest, a John Downie crab apple is small, nice shape, small white flowers, lots of bright red/orange fruit in autumn and......you can make crab apple jelly. I also have an acer grisium, glorious peeling trunk, which looks good in winter and really lovely autumn colour. Or Prunus Serulla, anther with a lovely trunk, and yellow leaves in autumn. Or a birch, which wouldn't block light and always looks lovely and graceful. Have fun!