My first posting and hoping someone might be able to offer some wise suggestions!
We've recently replaced an unsightly old boundary fence between our property and the neighbour. Being an old cottage - we re-built a dry stone wall along the footings of what would have been here many years ago.
We're really happy with it and its a lovely feature, however, it does not offer enough privacy (we get along fine with our neighbours, but we all need our seclusion!)
I'd planned on erecting a trellis that would have been fixed above wall height - but wifey isn't too keen on this idea.
She is keen for a line of small ornamental trees spaced every metre or so and high pruned so as to keep the wall a feature.
I've been looking in books and on-line and am struggling to think of suitable species. I'd thought of malus/prunus but am unsure as to how they'd cope with regular pruning as we wouldn't want the trees to be more than 2-2.5m in height and, we'd need the crowns to offer enough screening (though it needn't bee like a floating hedge).
We're both keen on Viburnum Carlcephalum but would this be more of a shrub and obscure the dry stone wall?
Any suggestions of suitable specimen would be appreciated. Our garden is south facing, but in an levated position of 1000ft so we do get clod windy winters. Sorry for the ramble of a first posting!