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Bed: Long south facing bed, loamy soil.
Requirements: A bed next to the swimming pool, seen only from the house in winter (about 30m away), seen up close and more frequently, of course, during the summer.
Winter requirements: something to fill the space, with contrasting shades/shapes/sizes.
Summer requirements: summer flowering colour! Lilacs pinks and whites.

Any ideas?

One friend suggested a variety of evergreen shrubs, with non-dense that a variety of clematis can grow up and through them during the summer.

Challenge: Deer and Rabbits!



Chloe judging by the size of your garden and the way I picture your pool lay out I would grass it over. Do you have kids or grand kids that would benefit? Could you not put a background border around the back of your pool instead?!

28 Sep, 2013


Physical barriers I think are the best way to stop deer and rabbits

29 Sep, 2013


Deer and rabbits avoid eating prickly, poisonous or bad tasting plants, such as holly, pyracantha, buddleia, berberis, choisya ternata, dogwood, daphne, rhododendron and yucca.
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29 Sep, 2013


Towards the back of the bed, Buddlejas for sure. Available in all the required colours, flowers late summer & loved by butterflies, almost no maintenance and over winter will give a skeletal fountain effect.

29 Sep, 2013


I'm not sure how buddleia can be considered low maintenance when most grow 6 feet per year and require cutting back very hard in spring!

29 Sep, 2013


Hebes are evergreen and flower in the colours you want, for the front of the border. Don't know if rabbits like them though.

29 Sep, 2013

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