Can you grow a tree in a pot?
I'd love to have a tree in my back garden but it's quite small and covered in a patio, decking and chips. For a while I've been thinking about a silver birch but today I saw a eucalyptus tree and loved the look of it. Can these trees be grown in pots or would it end it disaster. The alternative is to take out a couple of slabs and plant the tree in the hole but my concern is, would it get enough of a watering being surrounded by patio and would the fact that the surrounding ground is patio on a sand / cement base inhibit growth? As I'm sure it's obvious I don't have a clue about gardening so any help would be gratefully received!