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  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331

    Wow thank you for all those suggestions and advice,I'm spoilt for choice?. I'm on a corner plot, quite a wide garden so a tree that doesnt grow massive wouldnt affect the neighbour on left side of us,  the other side of the fence is grass verge and pavement. I'm not planting a tree right next to the fence but about 2/3 ft away from it. I suppose when I say good for wildlife I mean something that does everything through the seasons!

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,091

    VIBURNUM OPULUS

    SPRING - BLACKBIRD NEST. 

    SUMMER - FLOWERS FOR BEES

    AUTUMN - BERRIES FOR EVERYONE

    WINTER - SAFE HAVEN FOR SMALL BIRDS IN BAD WEATHER. HOME TO HIBERNATING INSECTS AND SLEEPY SPIDERS.

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 582

    Just a thought .....

    If you are growing that close to a fence then you might be better with a "lollipop" shaped tree.

    Viburnum opulus is lovely but will be wider than you might want .... could end up looking squashed up against the fence.

    Bee 

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    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331

    Aww thank you. I think I'm going to go for the hawthorn. Sooooo excited!?. Thank you again for all your advice.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 33,250

    Good luck with it lovegardening. Prepare your site well first and look after it during it's first year till well established, and you'll give it every chance of success  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331

    Hi everyone, my mum bought me a hawthorn tree for my birthday which is being delivered tomorrow. So excited! I've dug in horticultural grit and farmyard manure, is there anything else I need to do before I get it planted?  Can I under plant at the same time?

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