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Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 833
Our garden is a pretty standard lawn surrounded on all sides by various beds, which border neighbouring properties. I'd love to grow some trees, but none of the beds seem really suitable... I was wondering how it would look to plant some trees in the lawn... Other half thinks it may look odd just to have some trees plonked in the middle of the lawn... Any pictures or ideas as to how/if this could work...? Many thanks.

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,992
    Mini orchard? Extend your beds, so the trees aren't growing in the lawn?
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited May 2021
    It would help if you posted a photo or 2 as need to know how much space you have.
    I've seen a lovely group of white stemmed birch planted in a reasonably small space and every so often they would cut them back, rather like pollarding.

  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 833


    My friend recommended some betula jacquemontii... is that what you’re suggesting, @K67




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,352
    Oooh yes, a clump of multi-stemmed betula jacquemontii over towards the far right corner would make a beautiful focal point ...

    5ft Multi Stem Snow Queen Himalayan Birch Tree  12L Pot  Betula utilis var jacquemontii Snow Queen  By Frank P Matthews
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  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 833
    Gosh, they are very tall! I guess if I get my angles right, I can plant them such that they will shield the patio (from where pic was taken) from the neighbouring houses (the cherry, the left of the two trees, is due to be felled any time soon...)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,352
    edited May 2021
    Well, it'll take a good while before they get to that height.  That's just an online picture I could find while I waited for the rice to cook for supper  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    Absolutely, go ahead! We've a lovely old apple tree in the garden which looks fab this time of year and is great in summer for providing shade to lounge under and it doesn't look like it has been 'plonked' there at all :smile:
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