Hampshire, United Kingdom
I have a small garden about 60 ft wide by 20 ft deep at the rear of a newish bungalow built as infilling. The garden is still being developed but is nearly full. We are overlooked by several two storey houses. I am afraid to plant too many trees but already have a rowan, a crab apple and a pretty conifer near the rear boundary planted last year. Our view is further spoiled by a neighbour's large satellite dish used for receiving overseas TV. I would like to plant a silver birch but am afraid this might be too big for safety. I do worry about tree roots. We are on clay soil. The garden is east facing and owing to our comparatively low roof receives quite a lot of sun. As an alternative I am considering a weeping silver pear. Part of the garden is reserved for fruit etc and we have a small pear tree and a fig. I plan to plant two espalier apple trees when I can get the wall and ground prepared. What is your advice please?
- 13 Apr, 2010