Ideas for impact tree/bush
We recently moved into a new house and the garden is lovely, too lovely to really do anything much with beyond a few plants to start with. In the area of soil at the edge of the turf and in front of the slide (you can just about see it sticking forwards) were two lovely round bushes that my wife asked me to remove as she couldn't watch our young daughter when she was on the grass. I have duly done that, but now think it looks rather bare.
I have filled it will lots of alium bulbs for this spring, but I would love a feature tree or bush there. Nothing overly tall, perhaps something that weeps. My ideas so far are a half-standard apple, a weeping cherry or Exochorda Macrantha "Bride". I bought a bride for my old house and it is currently planted elsewhere in the garden but is only a foot tall, I'd like quicker impact I think.
Any ideas? I'm thinking of replacing some of the edging plants with hawthorn and blackthorn in the autumn as I want to attract more wild birds and I like the idea of making my own slo-gin!