Posted: 22/06/2012 at 17:01
Patience is a virtue and worksout wheaper and less diappointing in the long run.
In fact, small trees will not only be chepaer but will establish and grow away far more quickly than mature treese. Take some time to test your soil for alkalinity and fertility as wella s depth. Then look at teh aspect of your garden as you don't want to be shading out the sun with tall trees. Find out how cold your garden will get and also how wet or dry in an average year before choosing plants.
Consider also a hedge on stilts - http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb262/Obelixx_be/1205%20Chelsea%20Flower%20Show/?action=view¤t=BG43.jpg as seen so well at Chelsea this year. They give height without taking up sppace and so allow for planting underneath. Trellis panels hung across tall posts will give a similar effect with climbers and will give privacy without blocking light.
Tall trees sap enourmous amounts of water and nutrients from the soil so you will have problems planting at their feet. Consider also the effect tall trees will have on your neighbours and their enjoyment of their gardens. You don't want to start bad feeling.