Silver Birch (Betula pendula) trees are very beautiful. One of our native trees, Silver Birch is a beautiful tree to plant in your garden (if you have the space to accommodate it). The Yew (Taxus baccata) hedging provides a place for birds to nest and wildlife to shelter, as well as a backdrop to garden planting and a way to define and enclose different areas of the garden. Yew is a good choice of plant for a hedge or clipped topiary. There were some bulbs and Heather growing in this terracotta container. When I took this picture back in April 2014, Munstead Wood was a private home and Annabel Watt was the Head Gardener.

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