A tree for a hot summer's afternoon
Middlesex, United Kingdom
Those couple of hot days last week made me realise just how hot my garden is going to be this summer. When it gets hot, I like to sit in the shade. In the morning my neighbours big old apple tree gives me shade. At midday or in the afternoon an old rowan on the other side used to give me shade but it died and was cut down last year. We have lots of trees at the far end of the garden but I want one a bit nearer the house. So I want to plant a tree, suitable for a small to medium garden . I think I might widen one of the beds so its planted on the edge of the lawn and I could, in time, sit under it. Perhaps a fruit tree. Perhaps one with good leaf shape and colour. Perhaps one good for wildlife. I have looked at one of the former Gardeners World team's list of top ten trees for small gardens but one didn't jump out at me. Any suggestions welcome.
- 5 Jun, 2009