There are a few reasons capital-dwellers with gardens come to the best tree surgeon London has to offer. Sometimes a tree can be dangerous, or posing a threat of damage to property, but sometimes it’s just a case of giving the rest of your garden a chance.
Yes, sometimes even a tree you love can have such a negative effect on the rest of your garden, you don’t have much choice but to have it felled. However, some gardeners and horticulturists make the case for shade in a garden as having some positive effects.
With that in mind, this handy guide from The Independent helps you weigh up the pros and cons of shade in your garden, whether its from tree or even a garden shed.
So as for the cons – certain flowers will never bloom in the shade, zinnias and roses for some. Likewise, shade is no good for vegetables so if you’re hoping to get some seasonal produce from your garden, then big screening trees are a no-go.
When it comes to pros, horticulturist Jenny Rose Carey is all about the benefits of partial shade – after all, shade is a moveable object with the time of day. It can give relief to plants in super hot weather, much like we’ve experienced in the past month, helping them to thrive against the odds.
However, striking the balance is delicate, so that huge canopy tree that’s blocking out all the light to your garden will undoubtedly have to go.
A derelict, end-of-terrace house completely surrounded by trees has gone on the market in London. Whoever buys the property, which has been left empty for years, will certainly need to call in a tree surgeon in London to get it into a good state!
The house has three bedrooms, a kitchen, reception room and bathroom, as well as a separate garage and a back garden. It’s going up for auction later this month with a guide price of £450,000 upwards.
While that might sound steep for a home you can barely see for the trees at the moment, it’s worth noting that a typical property on this street in London sells for an average of £800,000, so there’s scope for a good profit if it can be purchased for close to that threshold.
Robin Howeson, director at Savills Auctions, told the Mirror that selling a property in this state is rare.
“It has been neglected for so long and is in need of complete renovation. We’re calling it The Tree House,” he said.
Mr Howeson added that he’s surprised none of the neighbours had complained to the council about the state it was in.
Despite the state of the property – and the number of trees surrounding it – there has been a good level of interest in it, he added. It’s in a desirable location in Blackheath, just a short walk from Greenwich Park.
Anyone hunting for a bargain on London’s property market may want to snap this place up for below the average price in this area, particularly given that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has recorded falling house prices in the capital for 13 consecutive months now.