My Guerilla Gardening literally reached new heights today. A couple of days ago I 'liberated' these 4 trees from Morrison's for a bargain £1.99 each - who could resist? Not me.
Hmm where to put them, let's see...
Aha, how about the the public land where the council chopped down 4 trees last year after 2 of them landed in our garden?
I've been surveying the scene from our bedroom the last few months - it looks like a bomb's hit it (the scene, not our bedroom!). Whilst I appreciate the extra light that corner of the garden's now getting, I'm also aware it's less private. The previous trees were Fraxinus excelsior (ash) - they would have grown too tall anyway and I believe the council won't be replacing them. So my solution is to plant 4 more reasonably sized trees I would really like to have in my garden, but don't have the room for - Prunus avium (wild cherry), Amelanchier canadensis (snowy mespilus), Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' (contorted, corkscrew or dragon's claw willow) and Salix alba vitellina 'Britzensis' (scarlet willow).
Job completed just before lunch today :)