Pleached Hornbeam trees - Pleaching is the weaving branches of multiple trees together for privacy, wind & sound block. Best trees for pleaching are Lindens, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Beech, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, & Carob. The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is hardy and holds some of it's leaves during winter to provide a privacy screen year round. Because each tree is trained to have a single stem, there is space below a pleached hedge for other plantings (a hedge on stilts!)

Pleached Hornbeam trees - Pleaching is the weaving branches of multiple trees together for privacy, wind & sound block. Best trees for pleaching are Lindens, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Beech, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, & Carob. The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is hardy and holds some of it's leaves during winter to provide a privacy screen year round. Because each tree is trained to have a single stem, there is space below a pleached hedge for other plantings (a hedge on stilts!)

Best Tree for Privacy Fence | ... japonicum, tree privet, planted as raised screening for privacy

Best Tree for Privacy Fence | ... japonicum, tree privet, planted as raised screening for privacy

Japanese flowering cherry tree with pink blossom in spring. The best trees for small gardens

15 best trees for small gardens: Beautiful small trees

I love planters. They're like moveable micro gardens. We can put them wherever we feel like a hit of green - and the best part is - they're easily relocated and we get to switch them up on a whim. The front door is a natural place to think of urns but don't neglect pool side, the deck and the dock. Think outside the box (or the planter as the case may be). Long grasses, palms, boxwood, rubber tree, banana leaf, ferns. Spring plantings like daffodils and tulips, while always so exciting as we…

I love planters. They're like moveable micro gardens. We can put them wherever we feel like a hit of green - and the best part is - they're easily relocated and we get to switch them up on a whim. The front door is a natural place to think of urns but don't neglect pool side, the deck and the dock. Think outside the box (or the planter as the case may be). Long grasses, palms, boxwood, rubber tree, banana leaf, ferns. Spring plantings like daffodils and tulips, while always so exciting as we…

Shopping Saturday- Planning a wild garden

Shopping Saturday- Planning a wild garden

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Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'  (Japanese Maple) -  One of the best Japanese maples for autumn colour, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is an elegant plant with leaves which turn glorious shades of bright scarlet in the autumn. The leaves are dark green from spring to early autumn.   A superb large garden shrub or small tree for leaf colour in October.

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple) - One of the best Japanese maples for autumn colour, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is an elegant plant with leaves which turn glorious shades of bright scarlet in the autumn. The leaves are dark green from spring to early autumn. A superb large garden shrub or small tree for leaf colour in October.

A gorgeous Modern Country front garden. Behind smart cast iron railings, four bay trees stand either side of a black and white encaustic tiled path, leading to a red brick double-fronted Victorian house. Behind them are small squares of lavender, bordered by buxus hedging. More details and images on Modern Country Style blog: The Best Front Door Paint Colours: Dusky Purples

A gorgeous Modern Country front garden. Behind smart cast iron railings, four bay trees stand either side of a black and white encaustic tiled path, leading to a red brick double-fronted Victorian house. Behind them are small squares of lavender, bordered by buxus hedging. More details and images on Modern Country Style blog: The Best Front Door Paint Colours: Dusky Purples

5 easy fruit trees to grow at home - the best fruit trees for beginners to grow

top 5 fruit trees to grow in any garden

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