Conifers are always a useful addition to a garden or larger landscape as they can provide a variety of all year round colour, and also a backdrop against which more delicate trees and shrubs can be offset. The Serbian Spruce, Picea omorika
, shown here is a striking architectural fir tree that is lime tolerant. You need to visit
the nursery to appreciate the full range of conifers on offer - and also see the increasing impact that conifers can provide as leaves are gradually lost from deciduous trees and shrubs.