Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:09
My question was meant to ask for advice on which tree to plant in my garden. I currently have a small (ish) conifer in the middle of my back garden. As well as getting too big it looks out of place in my semi-coastal (am right on the tidal part of the River Itchen) garden. We have laurel headges and a couple of other bordering hedges around the edges of our garden and it is a multi-level garden. Our neighbours have some small (but tall trees) including hazel and what looks like cherry trees in their garden which are flourishing!
I would be planting the tree on the middle level, below our grass level and above the chicken level, and it would be in the middle of a rockery like section of the garden. It would need to have not very invasive roots as below is a small supporting wall, which is about waist height from the bottom. I'm not overly picky as to what type of foliage or anything like that, just not keen on conifers! Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received! Second time lucky (hopefully!)