Just reading in April's issue of Gardener's World mag - Joe Swift recommending a tree for a 'small garden'. Lovely tree - an Amelanchier lamarckii. However, this lovely tree, suitable for a 'small garden' grows to a height and spread of 10m x 7m.
Amelanchier is a beautiful tree, but is much too big for a modern sized garden. You COULD grow it in a container, thus "bonsaing" it, but I doubt it would flower. I wouldn`t go for a tree which grows above 3M.
I've got one (in a small garden)! I had it in a large pot for a few years at the old house & it flowers & fruits beautifully. I've planted it out at the end of the garden here to see if it will grow in the 'soggy end' as they like moist but free draining soil - well it's moist but not exactly free draining, it was part of a collection of wildlife friendly plants I won once so if it doesn't take it won't be a great loss. I don't think they shoot up that fast although they do eventually get tall & you can thin them out if they're multi-stemmed. O.H. says I should just plant anything I want as we'll be dead before they get big enough to be a problem! I know what you mean about 'suitable for a small garden' though, I don't think they mean 'small' in your average terrace/semi size, but 'small' in 'half an acre' is small ways!
No no nope no - am in denial .... Head under the pillow
Have your own party piskie just you, the credit card and tour of the garden centres/nurseries - go nuts - now to me that's a party and if you're not tooooo exhausted..later have a bottle or two of vino and either do this at the amount you've just spent, or this cause you couldn't care less
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