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South side of
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5. Fir trees around the patio

Fir trees These trees are positioned to channel wind through the patio in the summer, which helps keep it cool. In winter in the UK and Ireland any wind usually comes from the north-east and it tends to be very cold. In the summer the UK and Ireland generally gets warm breezes from the south-west so these trees have been planted to channel the south-westerly wind through the patio in the summer months.