Mature conifers, Greenford Road

The owners of this front garden are afforded plenty of privacy by the fully grown conifers planted at the edge of their front garden. Trees of this kind have been popular for decades but, unless gardeners chose slow growing dwarf varieties, they outgrew their allotted spaces very quickly. It’s quite unusual for them to be retained in this way once they reach this size but they probably provide a buffer against the noise of passing traffic on this busy road. On this occasion the lower branches have been trimmed to allow light to reach ground level. There is a sculptural quality to this combination of bare branches and beautifully maintained shrubs, all grown within raised beds. Apart from absorbing noise and emissions these dense evergreens are an ideal habitat for birds and insects.

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