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  • Oh agreed. At least one tree per garden should be legislation  :D:D
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    Hi, which direction does the garden look?
  • With pines that size nothing will grow underneath them because the falling needles work as weed matting and they take all of the nutrients, light and water from the ground under their canopy. Unless that is what you want.
  • With pines that size nothing will grow underneath them because the falling needles work as weed matting and they take all of the nutrients, light and water from the ground under their canopy. Unless that is what you want.
    Yes that’s not a problem as there won’t be any flower beds or planting at the end of the garden it’s just open to the view. They will actually help suppress the weeds on the bank with any luck 😄
  • Fire said:
    Hi, which direction does the garden look?
    It faces east I believe, the sun is coming more from the right hand side of the garden all day 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,037
    When I took that pic, I was also elevated. From ground level, the crowns are high on those  trees. It would easily frame a view.  :)
    There's a house across from me [south, south west] which has 4 in and around the garden. Only one has a lower branch, which could easily be removed if needed. I can see through/under them to the other houses in the next road. 
    It's all relative though. Just be aware of the impact on neighbouring properties. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I have four scots pines in my garden. I spend a lot of time getting rid of the debris that comes down every time the wind blows - branches, cones, (though they are useful firelighters), the needles swamp anything growing beneath and take a while to compost.  The branches snap easily too, so I wouldn't  put a swing on one.  Sorry to be negative, but with that view, I'd just gaze... :)

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,184
    I'd not have anything blocking/ framing that view it it were my garden. 
    Devon.
  • dave125dave125 Posts: 178
    Seriously consider how big they will grow. Mines about 60+ Feet now and it's within range of 3x houses if it were to fall. Also they take every bit of moisture from miles, or so it seems.
    Luv Dave
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