Trees near a rock (alpine) garden
Hi, ive been planning eagerly a rock garden solely for low growing alpines in a pretty ideal bit of garden in a rasied south facing bed, if not for one thing.
Theres a couple of trees in the area, one at the top of the bed is a small (7 foot or so) monkey puzzle tree, and a couple of meters away is a fairly large hawthorn tree.... my question is how will alpines cope with these? Shade isnt really a problem, and branches which could drip on to the aplines can be cut back easily enough.
But how big a trouble to alpines are the roots of these kind of medium sized trees? Of coarse, the obvious solution is just to cut them down, but its a option id rather not take. Is their anything that can be done to stop the root growth after digging up the bed - is it even that big a problem ?
Perhaps im making a lot out of nothing, but thanks for any help.