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The roots of trees can spread a considerable distance, so the proximity of drains, soakaways, structures or buildings needs to be borne in mind...Suitable plants for screening can include hedging shrubs, trees or grasses and bamboos , depending on the level of formality, and the height and spread required for the space...Small trees that are suitable for the smaller garden, perhaps to intercept the view of a neighbour?s extension include
trees...Birch...There are also winter-flowering and scented shrubs, rhododendrons, and an underlying structure is given by topiary and some wonderful trees.The ancient, contorted sweet chestnuts that overlook the croquet lawn are still productive
There are, however, a few exceptions and one of these, honey fungus ( Armillaria spp.), is the most damaging disease of garden trees and shrubs...These fungi form an intimate association with the roots of plants, including many trees and shrubs.This is a beneficial association known as a symbiosis...This is associated with birch and some conifers
Honey fungus, which is often diagnosed at the end of summer when trees and shrubs suddenly die back, or at the start of autumn when honey-coloured toadstools appear, attacks and kills the roots of many woody and perennial plants...Plants in the Myrtales order of flowering plants ? including myrtle and fuchsia ? and Ericales ? including camellia and heather - tended to have low susceptibility, while those in the Saxifragales ? such as liquidambar and witch hazels - and Fagales ? birch and sweet...
Rabbits graze a wide range of plants and can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants...Trees and shrubs...Betula (birch
Before planting trees in wet conditions, you may need to improve drainage...On heavy soils prone to winter wet, protect the finer surface feeding roots by planting trees on a slightly raised mound to improve drainage around the root system and carry out the planting in early spring...Trees
Now that all of the deciduous trees and shrubs at Rosemoor have lost their leaves and most of the herbaceous plants have been cut hard back, our attention is drawn to the plants that often go unnoticed throughout most of the year: shrubs with highly coloured stems and trees with interesting barks
A cultivated variety of silver birch was chosen for the garden for its slender form
Scattered drifts of snowdrops pepper the walks through Lovell Quinta Arboretum in February or early March when the crisp outline of the many deciduous trees a variety of striking conifers can be seen...Veteran oaks, each more than 300 years old, a copse of silver birch and fine conifers including Cryptomeria japonica ?Elegans? with a colour that deepens to purple in winter put on a glorious display
Vivid specimen trees such as Ginkgo biloba and swamp cypress, alongside tapestries of arching grasses, seed heads and delicate Crocus speciosus , will have photographers reaching for the camera...Other seasonal treats include Nyssa , the buttery yellows of the Birch Grove, glowing deciduous oaks and rust-coloured Taxodium...
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