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Simon fielder

Replacement conifer

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Hi there. 
 

looking for ideas for an evergreen replacement for an old conifer at the front of my house. Some privacy would be good but not essential. Aesthetics important and not looking to spend a fortune. Within 2-3 metres of the house in terms of roots. 
 

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Simon 

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Why not put a nice flowering cherry there?

 

Planted this one in 2007 I think. Gives me a lot of pleasure.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Why not put a nice flowering cherry there?

 

Planted this one in 2007 I think. Gives me a lot of pleasure.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

As long as he makes a genuine commitment to leave the hedgehogs in peace.

As will be setting up a sanctuary this year for them, he will not be welcome, tho walkies will be available.  K

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Literally 2 minutes ago I heard a commotion and the little bastard had got a baby hog, I was in there in a flash and picked up the dog, no damage to the little one.

 

 

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We have got an old Badger run as part of the original planning consent, behind the ouse  which is now disused,  so am wiring it off fr 'hogs an will set up feeding program . K

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Hi

Wouldn't recommend a cherry as they have very shallow roots ..  often near or a surface level! Pretty tree though... Have you considered a crab apple... great tree for a small space.. spring blossom & autumn winter berry...birds love them and you are able to prune them to keep to size and shape ?

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Back again ... Been thinking if you want evergreen perhaps Holly pyramidalis might be a candidate ... Variegated forms too. Agree that yew might also be suitable or perhaps a pittiosporum (doesn't like cold winds though)

Happy gardening ?

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