We were recently asked to suggest a good combination of trees and shrubs to transform a bare space to look not only established but to screen the neighbour’s windows in preparation for a house sale.
The Overlooked Garden
We often find that new build houses are constructed in very close proximity of one another, which means there is a good chance your brand new house is overlooked. In this instance, garden privacy was the desired end result. Therefore choosing a evergreen Photinia Red Robin tree was always going to be a good choice. Choosing a Photinia Red Robin standard tree has the benefit of above fence screening, whilst allowing space in the bed to underplant with shrubs and plants more commonly found at a garden centre.
After establishing the size of the current bed, we realised this was going to be a tight fit, but we specially selected the perfect blending of plants to create the correct balance for the space. We designed two combinations offering the customer the choice that most suited their style and tastes. The varieties that we chose are all easy to maintain and can be kept neat and tidy throughout the year.
In the front of the bed is Euonymus emerald gaiety with Euonymus japonica president behind, sitting neatly in front of the Photinia standards. Photinia Red Robin standards are a great option for instant impact screening in your garden. They are fast growing, easy to maintain and have beautiful red new growth.
You can buy trees, hedging, screening trees, shrubs and topiary online by browsing our website. If you do not see a plant or size that is suitable for you then please call as we stock a wide variety of plants in our tree nursery. It’s worth noting that many other websites sell other people’s stock (i.e. they act as an agent) so you cannot view the products at their own site. At King & Co, all of our advertised plants are available for viewing at our tree nursery in Rayne, near Braintree, situated just over an hours drive out of London. Our knowledgeable and experienced tree nursery staff is always contactable via phone on 01376 340469 or if you have any questions regarding any of our trees or accessories. If you cannot see what you require on our website, please complete the enquiry form. We will give it our urgent attention and will get back to you shortly with a solution that meets your needs.