Kent, United Kingdom
Does anyone know where one can get reasonably large, possibly mature evergreens for container planting? We have recently made changes to the front basement area of our (listed) 1830s house and we now need to plant appropriately in containers to provide screening from the pavement. The pots would stand on the c. 2'2" ledge visible in the photo and could therefore be c. 2' x 2', and the plants should provide cover for our living room window, ie. they would need to be about 6 feet tall from the level of the pavement, so we are looking at trees rather than shrubs. To serve our purpose they should be evergreen, and because of the period of the house, they should be formal in appearance. In addition, as we back onto the sea, the terrace can be very windy so they also need to be hardy. Most suggestions for container planting specify rather small cultivars, but we need something quite tall whose growth would then be restricted by the container. Any ideas?
- 7 Sep, 2010