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any suggestions for tall trees

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 10:05

Consider whether you need as much privacy in the winter when you will be using less of the garden - then you have a greater choice. 

My tip would be silver birch: although deciduous it is fairly fast growing + you get the lovely bark + many different species readily available.

Garedn design software

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 11:11

I am a 'word of mouth'/'do it for mates' occasional garden designer (have designed and built about eight gardens).

I usually just work off a 2d design, measure up, make a scale drawing add the bits the customer wants. I use garden design books and things I have liked in other gardens for ideas.

But thanks to Georg for all the suggestions. I will investigate...  

Talkback: Identifying bumblebees

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:27
It is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo important to maintain bee populations.
Without them pollination will not happen.
If plants are not pollinated they will become extinct.
If plants die ultimately what chance for us, the human race?
The current decline in bee population is yet another indicator of how we are trashing our planet.
Encourage bees!
So many gardens - so much opportunity for bees.
Without them it is the beginning of the end!!!
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