Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:38
Because I had masses of work to do I cannot over emphasize the need to be very wary of overplanting shrubs/trees. They soon grow quickly but gangly.
I had to remove really large trees and conifers a few years back for a friend who simply had no idea of plantIng and allowing for space. Despite this and despite repeated warnings she still talks about squeezing plants in much to my annoyance and frustration.
shrubs were allowed to climb to the sky......mahonias for example didnt flower well and looked gaunt. They now are dense full flowering shrubs after hard cutting back.
Plently of space for each plant to look at it's best.