Backyard

A treasure trove of trees for the avid gardener

Wes Fleming was raised growing trees. His father grew them, his uncles, his grandfather. In fact, nearly all the men and women around him during his childhood were tree growers. So it’s no surprise to anyone that Wes is renowned today as one of Australia’s top tree experts.

What can be found in‘Fastigiata’. It’s an upright-growing hornbeam that we used to separate the garden close to the house from the bush behind. They’re dense and have a wonderful habit that just gets better with time,” explains Wes. “My wife loved the effect so much she insisted on another row of them along another drive area — those have a bit of catching up to do.

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