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Ashbourne News Telegraph - - YOUR GARDEN -

ACould you ad­vise me on what to plant in my small 7ft by 4ft semi-cir­cle gar­den plot? It is south fac­ing and I would like it to be low main­te­nance with all-year round in­ter­est. It backs on to a 6ft-high brick wall.

AKath, York

For a tree, how about a West Hi­malayan birch (Be­tula utilis jacque­mon­tii), great for front gar­dens. It grows with a for­mal up­right habit and its bril­liant white stem looks great all-year round.

A good ever­green shrub is

Pit­tospo­rum to­bira nanum

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